Astronomy Lessons Available in Homeschool Edition
- By Dian Schaffhauser
a company that allows for space exploration via a network of online
telescopes, has launched a homeschool
The science lessons will include weekly webinars for students.
will work through science curriculum that uses telescopes situated on
mountaintops in multiple locations around the world. Students are
guided through gamified, self-directed learning activities with
access to astronomy educators. They earn badges and "gravity
points" for completing "quests" that challenge them to
hunt down phenomena in space. For example, students might collect
images as they explore space, analyze their data and draw conclusions
in a series of activities that culminate in the creation of their own
personalized infographic featuring images they've captured.
company said that no astronomy background was required.
are available for students in grades 5-8 and 9-12. The cost is $50
per individual student. Discounts are available for groups of
the company website.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.