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$15/week for 32 weeks and a one-time fee $40 supply fee

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Pamela Baker

The Astronomy class, taught by Pamela Baker, is an exciting and educational opportunity for 4th - 8th grade students to explore the wonders of the universe. Through a combination of interactive lessons, hands-on activities, and engaging discussions, students will delve into the fascinating field of astronomy. They will learn about celestial bodies, the solar system, galaxies, and the mysteries of the cosmos. The class will cover various topics such as the life cycle of stars, the formation of planets, the exploration of space, and the search for extraterrestrial life. By the end of the course, students will have gained a solid foundation in astronomy and a deep appreciation for the vastness and beauty of the universe.


1. Expanding Knowledge: The Astronomy class provides students with a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge beyond Earth. They will learn about the different types of celestial bodies, their characteristics, and their place in the universe. This knowledge will broaden their understanding of the world around them and foster a sense of curiosity about the cosmos.

2. Critical Thinking Skills: Astronomy requires critical thinking skills such as observation, analysis, and problem-solving. Students will develop these skills as they explore complex concepts, interpret data, and make connections between various astronomical phenomena. These skills will not only benefit them in the field of astronomy but also in other areas of their academic and personal lives.

3. Inspiration and Wonder: The study of astronomy has the power to inspire awe and wonder in students. By learning about the vastness of the universe, the beauty of celestial objects, and the mysteries that astronomers are trying to unravel, students will develop a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world. This can ignite a lifelong passion for science and exploration.

4. STEM Integration: Astronomy is a multidisciplinary field that integrates various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects. Students will engage with concepts from physics, mathematics, and even technology as they explore the principles that govern the universe. This integration will enhance their understanding of these subjects and their ability to apply knowledge across disciplines.

5. Real-World Relevance: Astronomy has real-world applications and relevance. Students will learn about space exploration, the technology used to study the universe, and the potential for future discoveries. This knowledge can inspire students to pursue careers in fields such as astrophysics, aerospace engineering, or planetary science.

The Astronomy class for 4th - 8th grade students offers a unique and enriching learning experience that combines scientific knowledge, critical thinking skills, inspiration, and real-world relevance. By exploring the wonders of the universe, students will develop a deeper understanding of the world around them and cultivate a lifelong passion for science and exploration.


Space Science - The Good and the Beautiful (

Course Book $19.99

Student Journal (Grades 3-6) $5.99


Folder with pockets and brads

Glue stick




Colored pencils/Crayons/Markers (student choice)


Homework Requirements:

According to the Center's recommendation for this grade level, it is advised to allocate 20 minutes for homework, 4 days a week. This duration is considered suitable for maintaining a balanced workload and allowing students to reinforce their learning outside of the classroom. By dedicating this amount of time to homework, students can effectively review and practice the concepts taught in class, leading to better understanding and retention of the material.

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