Learning Resources for

9th Grade Astronomy


Ninth graders will focus on grammar, vocabulary, analysis, writing reports and public speaking. They’ll usually start pre-algebra, Algebra I, or geometry, and will be introduced to more complex science classes including biology or chemistry. Their classes will be rounded out with social studies classes such as geography, ancient or modern history. Find resources here to learn any of these topics in a format that works for you - online classes, books, apps, and much more.

Astronomy

6th - College | Website

From our solar system neighbors to the edge of the galaxy....space and its endless possibilities have always captured the interests of children of all ages. From hunting water on Mars to living in...

Free

Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe

6th - High School | Book, ebook/Kindle

Explore the curiosities of the cosmos in this engaging book! Too often, textbooks go into more detail than readers have in mind when they want to learn a little something about astronomy. This is...

$10

Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition

9th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner’s guide has been completely revised to bring...

$15

Astronomy Course Assistant

7th - College | Android, iPhone/iPad

Astronomy app great for any college-level introductory computational course. Includes planets, moons, stars, solar objects, more. Customize your location. Get an overview of constellations,...

$5

Astronomy Crash Course

9th - College | Online class, Online video/YouTube

Welcome to the first episode of Crash Course Astronomy. Your host for this intergalactic adventure is the Bad Astronomer himself, Phil Plait. We begin with answering a question: “What is astronomy?”

Free

Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space

7th - College | Online class

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing...

Free
Offers paid add-ons

A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

9th - College | Online/YouTube video

Produced in partnership with the Smithsonian, these 18 lavishly illustrated lectures take you from our solar system to the farthest reaches of space and time.

$20 monthly

Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy

9th - College | Online class

An introduction to modern astronomy’s most important questions. The four sections of the course are Planets and Life in The Universe; The Life of Stars; Galaxies and Their Environments; The History...

Free
Offers paid add-ons

Cosmology and astronomy

7th - College | Online class

The Earth is huge, but it is tiny compared to the Sun (which is super huge). But the Sun is tiny compared to the solar system which is tiny compared to the distance to the next star. Oh, did we...

Free

DK Handbooks: Stars and Planets

5th - College | Book

A practical guide to the night sky that can be used by amateur astronomers anywhere in the world, this book features entries on all 88 constellations of the northern and southern hemisphere skies...

$5

Exoplanets

4th - 9th | Online video/YouTube

Learn about planets outside our solar system - what they might be like, how their seasons work, which might support life, and what kind of weather they have.

Free

Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners

4th - High School | Book

Exploring the Night Sky is aimed at novice star gazers anxious to expand their astronomical repertoire beyond the Big and Little Dippers. Dickinson has designed a superb introduction to astronomy...

$9

Imagining Other Earths

9th - College | Online class

Are we alone? This course introduces core concepts in astronomy, biology, and planetary science that enable the student to speculate scientifically about this profound question and invent their own...

Free
Offers paid add-ons

Our Solar System and Earth

4th - College | Online class

Ever since the Big Bang, the Universe has been drifting and expanding. The birth and death of stars leave an aftermath of galaxies, planets, and even living organisms. Watch the Earth transform...

Free

Outer Space Kit with DVD

7th - High School | Product

This kit contains 12 labs, DVD, and complete Teacher’s Guide. It is designed to be a comprehensive study of Our Star and Outer Space. The kit is recommended for students 12+ years of age, but is...

$200

Scale of the universe

7th - College | Online class

The Earth is huge, but it is tiny compared to the Sun (which is super huge). But the Sun is tiny compared to the solar system which is tiny compared to the distance to the next star. Oh, did we...

Free

SkySafari 5

6th - High School | Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac OS

Professional Telescope Astronomy Software Accurate Simulation Simulate the sky from anywhere on Earth, up to 10000 years in the past or future. Animate transits, conjunctions, eclipses, and other...

$3
Offers paid add-ons

The Complete Book of Spaceflight: From Apollo 1 to Zero Gravity 1

7th - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

A commanding encyclopedia of the history and principles of spaceflight-from earliest conceptions to faster-than-light galaxy-hopping, Here is the first truly comprehensive guide to space...

$26

The Universe

4th - College | Online class

Where did everything come from? Where are we heading? Big History tells the story of the Universe starting from the Big Bang, the formation of stars, planets, life on Earth, modern civilization —...

Free

WorldWide Telescope

7th - College | Product, Windows

The WorldWide Telescope is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space-based telescopes to enable seamless,...

Free

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