Okay, so I mentioned something about the KidsAstronomy.com’s Online Astronomy Academy in an earlier post. This post will discuss that very section of the website. Owned and operated by KidsKnowIt Network, KidsAstronomy.com is a terrific astronomy site for kids.
If you want free online classes about space for your child, this is the one to look into.
The KidsAstronomy.com’s Online Astronomy Academy offers a free sky map to users. The Sky Map is interactive, so users can decide what to check out.
There’s The Stars Tonight 5.2 app that allows you to print a free sky map. You can see which constellations are in the sky at a specific month and time. This means you can find the exact constellations on specific nights using a good telescope, which is the best companion for the sky map.
The sky map, once printed out, can be held against the sky at night to allow you to locate the constellations displayed in the vast expanse of the sky. It’s always a fantastic experience for a child to view each one with their own eyes using a premium telescope.
There’s even a button that lets you play a song for that specific topic on the page.
The Home Page provides a means for the user to select an Astronomy Packet they prefer to make use of. Course 1, which has 32 assignments in all, is suitable for users ages 7 to 11. On the other hand, Course 2, which has 48 assignments, is recommended for users ages 12 to 18.
This is a wonderful online course for novice astronomers who are on a journey to find out if they have what it takes to study astronomy as a full course in the future. It is a non-complicated means to studying astronomy without the boring classroom atmosphere. Learners can study the celestial objects at their pace, with no pressure to finish a course at a specific time frame.
Learners are not under a rigid setting but can still learn a lot with every course. There’s a recording form through which the course taker can note down their answers to the questions for each course.
There’s also a section that says Homeworksimplified, which provides the following: Free Homework help; Math; English; and Science. I have not explored that section too much since my son Jason is more into astronomy, and that’s what we have focused on.
One astronomy packet ought to be enough for the young learner to learn much each week. Since no one will be around to check the learner’s assignments, it will be up to them to cultivate a culture of determination and commitment to finish the chosen course by themselves.
If you want something that will engage your child’s curiosity about astronomy, just give the KidsAstronomy.com’s Online Astronomy Academy a try. You won’t regret it.