Offered at Erie High School
Grades 11, 12
Get an introduction to the concepts of modern astronomy, the origin and history of the universe and the formation of the earth and the solar system. Continue to develop knowledge and skills from the Next Generation Science Standards and learn Earth’s place in the universe. Compare the Earth's properties with those of the other planets and explore how the heavens have influenced human thought and action from the Greeks to modern time. Describe astronomical phenomena from the earliest geocentric thinking to modern heliocentric thinking using the laws of physics. Although largely descriptive, the course will occasionally require the use of sophomore-level mathematics.