Astronomy (Fall semester):
As humans we have continually looked to the stars, whether to help understand the seasons, our existence, or because it is the final frontier. This one semester science elective course will introduce students to the study of astronomy, including its history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Using online tools, students will examine the life cycle of stars, the properties of planets, and the exploration of space. Topics include the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies, the sun and stars, and other parts of the universe like black holes.
Environmental Science (Spring semester):
Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that draws on ecology, geology, meteorology, biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics to study environmental problems and human impacts on the environment. Online tools and case studies will be used to learn about the main issues facing our world today with a focus on sustainability in this one semester science elective course.
Teacher: Brooklyne Coulter
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