Learning Resources for

High School Astronomy


We have 25 learning resources listed for High School Astronomy, including educational Worksheets & Printables, Online Classes, iPhone & iPad Apps, Windows Software, and Kindle & Other eBooks, from providers including Khan Academy, Big History Project, Princeton University, and In a Nutshell.


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100,000 Stars

Pre-K - College | Website

100,000 Stars is an interactive visualization of the stellar neighborhood created for the Google Chrome web browser. It shows the location of 119,617 nearby stars derived from multiple sources,...

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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...

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Astronomy


High School - College | Website, Book, Kindle/ebook, Worksheet/Printable

Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses...

$10

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...

$15

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...

$5

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,...

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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?”

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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...

$20 monthly

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.

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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...

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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...

$5

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...

$9

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...

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From the Big Bang to Dark Energy


High School - College | Online class

We have learned a lot recently about how the Universe evolved in 13.7 billion years since the Big Bang. More than 80% of matter in the Universe is mysterious Dark Matter, which made stars and...

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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...

$150
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Introductory Astronomy (online)


High School | Online class

Why do stars twinkle? Is it possible to fall into a black hole? Will the sun ever stop shining? Since the first glimpse of the night sky, humans have been fascinated with the stars, planets, and...

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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...

$200

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...

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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...

$3
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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...

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Stars, black holes and galaxies


High School - College | Online class

Stars begin when material drifting in space condenses due to gravity to be dense enough for fusion to occur. Depending on the volume and make-up of this material, the star could then develop into...

$26

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...

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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 —...

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The Universe and Space Stuff


4th - College | Online/YouTube video

Series of beautifully-animated videos explaining fundamental astronomy topics, including: Black holes  Red Dwarfs What is Light? Dark matter and dark energy Neutron stars The solar system

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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,...

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