Prosser, WA (PRWEB) July 12, 2013
Red Comet is introducing “Astronomy: Exploring the Universe” as part of its efforts to launch during this summer several new high school electives. Since the first glimpse of the night sky, humans have been fascinated with the stars, planets, and universe that surrounds us. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences known to humans. Before the invention of the telescope, humans explored the skies with the naked eye; but now, several technological advancements have made new discoveries in astronomy possible.
This course introduces students to the study of astronomy, including its history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Additional topics include the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and the sun and stars. Using online tools, students examine the life cycle of stars, the properties of planets, and the exploration of space.
Students everywhere have appreciated that Red Comet’s online learning program is designed to engage and challenge them, without being difficult to understand. The online high school courses utilize various teaching methods in order to keep students interested, motivated, and on track. The Red Comet learning program has been approved as both a “Multi-District Online School Program Provider” and a “Multi-District Online Course Provider” by the Office of the Superintended of Public Instruction in Washington State. Red Comet’s engaging online programhas clearly impressed the pupils in Washington State, receiving the best ratings for student satisfaction.
Students throughout the country use Red Comet’s high school classes that include all core subjects – Language Arts, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies, as well as numerous high school electives. A variety of students use Red Comet’s online learning program – students in need of credit recovery, students attending public high schools who cannot attend all of their high school classes, students attending private schools who are looking for electives or Advanced Placement classes, home school high school students who need help in specific subject areas, athletes, students with part-time jobs etc.