- Looking for a Semester Elective? Try out one of Manheim Township’s Astronomy Classes!
Astronomy: The Solar System and the Universe
(Grades 10/11/12) #SCI055
1/2 credit 5 periods (S)
Prerequisite: successful completion of Physical Science and Algebra 1.
This one-semester elective takes students on a journey of exploration to understand our solar system, our Milky
Way Galaxy, and the Universe with the use of the Manheim Township Planetarium. Students will have hands-on experience using the computer program Starry Night, a desktop version of planetarium software, to explore such topics as life on other worlds, airless worlds, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto (the “dwarf planet”), Super-massive Black Holes, and the Big Bang. Beginning in 2011-12 or 2012-13 this course MAY be offered every other year. Students wishing to take the course should choose the course in 2011-12.
Astronomy: The Solar System and The Universe
The Solar System
Ch. 19 The Origin of the Solar System
Ch. 20 Earth: The Standard of Comparative Planetology
Ch. 21 The Moon and Mercury: Comparing Airless Worlds
Ch. 22 Comparative Planetology of Venus and Mars
Ch. 23 Comparative Planetology of Jupiter and Saturn
Ch. 24 Uranus, Neptune, and the Dwarf Planets
Ch. 25 Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets
Ch. 15 The Milky Way Galaxy
Ch. 16 Galaxies
Ch. 17 Galaxies with Active Nuclei
Ch. 18 Cosmology in the 21st Century
Unit 7: (given time in the schedule)
Ch. 26 Life on Other Worlds