Astrophysics Version: 07-08


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Science

 
SASTRP1
Students will use basic astrophysics tools to explore the cosmos.
Element: SASTRP1.a
Apply basic mechanics principles to the motion of celestial bodies.
Element: SASTRP1.b
Use electromagnetic spectra to analyze chemical and physical properties of stars, nebula, and galaxies.
Element: SASTRP1.c
Apply relativistic mechanics to astrophysics problems.
Element: SASTRP1.d
Use telescopes to identify distant objects and geometric optics to determine details about those objects.
 

 
SASTRP2
Students will identify the structure and composition of stars.
Element: SASTRP2.a
Classify stars according to acceptable methodologies.
Element: SASTRP2.b
Identify the formation and degeneration of stars.
Element: SASTRP2.c
Determine the composition of stars using physical and chemical protocols.
Element: SASTRP2.d
Explain the history and role of the sun in the solar system.
Element: SASTRP2.e
Identify the major characteristics of binary stars, variable stars, pulsars, and blackholes.
 

 
SASTRP3
Students will analyze the structure and composition of the solar system.
Element: SASTRP3.a
Compare and contrast the terrestrial planets and their moons.
Element: SASTRP3.b
Compare and contrast the gas giant systems, including the planets, moons, and rings.
Element: SASTRP3.c
Compare and contrast planetesimals and debris, including asteroids, comets, meteorites, the Oort Cloud and Kuiper Belt.
Element: SASTRP3.d
Explain the formation of the solar system.
 

 
SASTRP4
Students will analyze the structure and composition of galaxies and the universe.
Element: SASTRP4.a
Determine the composition of galaxies using physical and chemical protocols.
Element: SASTRP4.b
Determine the structure and composition of the universe using physical and chemical protocols, including Cosmic Background Orbital Explorer data.
Element: SASTRP4.c
Explain the formation of the universe and its end.
 

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