EDUC 495 Educ Top / Nevada State Standards and Astronomy


Using K-12 Nevada State Standards for Astronomy Standards, this course will engage students' imaginations and spark scientific curiosity in astronomy. This is an especially powerful way to approach physics and Earth science concepts. We will bear forth a study of our solar system (and beyond) from anyone’s backyard, through the use of fun hands-on activities and experiments. This course will acquaint the learner with what resources are available regionally to help teach Astronomy. The student will use these resources effectively in their classroom, to excite students in alignment with state standards. We'll explore ways to incorporate NASA and other science materials appropriately for any grade level from kindergarten through high school.

Important Notes:

• This course will appear in MyNEVADA after the course fees are paid in full. If you need it to appear now, please pay now while registering. Otherwise, fees are due in full April 9, 2012.

• It is the student’s responsibility to print and bring the course syllabus to class on the first day. (See link below in gray box.)

• Recommended Textbook information is in syllabus.

Please call our offices at (775)784-4046 or 1-800-233-8928 for more information about when this course is being offered again. Many courses are in development at any given time and will not appear on the web until they have been fully approved.

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