Astronomy 1a

Ever wondered how the Earth developed and exists in the vastness of space? How do the scientific laws of motion and gravity play a role in its existence? Discover answers to these questions and explore the origin of the universe, the Milky Way, and other galaxies and stars, including the concepts of modern astronomy and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe.


Required Materials


  • Computer with internet access
  • Video recording equipment (a cell phone camera works)


  • Poster board and markers/coloring utensils (optional)
  • A ruler or measuring tape
  • An object that can represent the sun (does not matter the size of the object)
  • Other objects (8) that can represent each of the planets in our solar system
  • Notecards (9) to label each object