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Observational Astronomy for High School Physics Students

Slooh's Online Telescope makes it possible to fit space lab learning activities into the high school physics curriculum to inspire your students with real-world exploration.

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Observatory Partner

Curriculum Partner

"With Slooh's Online Telescope my students are finally able to "do" astronomy in an authentic, hands-on way befitting of a science course.”

Greg Schwanbeck | Westwood High School

“Slooh taught me lessons on celestial coordinates and astrophotography which will carry into my career goal as an astrophysicist."

Michelle Park | rising freshman, Stanford

“I don't like online, kids spend too much time in front of screens, but Slooh is the exception."

Shawn Laatschs | University of Maine

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Student and Educator Success Stories 

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Introduction to Exploring Space with Slooh

FAQs

You are never too old or too young to start, but the learning materials are designed for 4th grade to higher education, so age nine to adult.

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Subscription comes with five accounts: one master account and four sub-accounts. Feel free to invite your family and friends. (Not included with Advanced Amateur Astronomer account)

Slooh's telescopes are much better quality and have automated cameras attached to them which are necessary to see faint objects in space. Slooh's online telescopes are also situated on mountain tops above the clouds and away from light pollution, problems that make exploring space impossible for most people. You'll be learning to control telescopes just like professional astronomers, via a computer interface, which will help you get into college or join the Space Force someday. Plus, you won't be doing it alone--you'll find support from a worldwide community exploring space together.

About Slooh

Slooh's Raison D'être

Our mission to connect humanity through communal exploration of the Universe. Learn how and why.

How to Use Slooh in 3 Steps

  1. Submit at right to claim your free account and our education team will follow up with account credentials. College astronomy professors only, please.

  2. ​​​Your account will include a link to distribute to your students for them to purchase accounts that will be associated with your account as per the pricing options below. (To purchase for your students​​​, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Get a Quote.​​​​​​)

  3. ​​​Review and assign some or all of Slooh's College Astronomy Quest learning activities to your students. These will appear in their interface upon logging in.​​​​​​ 

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Pricing

Buy for Your Students

All Access
Curriculum Quests

$99+ $15 per student per year

Main Features Include:

  • Access all 60+ Quest learning activities for entire school year

  • Access to Slooh's Online Telescope

  • Telescope reservations for top 1,000 objects

  • For educators with a semester/year to teach astronomy​​

One educator license + student accounts

High School Physics Curriculum Quests

$99 per educator per year

Main Features Include:

  • Access 7 high school physics Quest learning activities for all your classes

  • ​Access to Slooh's Online Telescope

  • Telescope reservations for top 1,000 objects​

  • For educators with limited time to teach astronomy​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

One educator including student accounts

The Curriculum

Designed For High School Physics

You can assign to your students the following Quest learning activities which are designed to complement physics coursework and be completed over a few weeks.

Our Radiant Star

Learn about the Sun's surface features by capturing them over 3 days with Slooh's Canary Five Solar Telescope and discover how light is generated in the core and makes its way to space.

Curriculum Alignment: NGSS: HS-PS1-8, HS-ESS1-1,  HS-ESS1-3 | Common Core: RST.9-10.1, RST.9-10.2, RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.10

Stars Like Ours

Discover the lifecycle of low-mass stars, from galactic nebulae to planetary nebulae, and capture an example of each stage of stellar evolution.

Curriculum Alignment: NGSS: HS-PS1-8, HS-ESS1-1,  HS-ESS1-3 | Common Core: RST.9-10.1, RST.9-10.2, RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.10

Out With a Bang

Discover the lifecycle of high-mass stars, from galactic nebulae to supernovae remnants, and capture an example of each stage of stellar evolution.

Curriculum Alignment: NGSS: HS-PS1-8, HS-ESS1-1,  HS-ESS1-3 | Common Core: RST.9-10.1, RST.9-10.2, RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.10

There Goes the Sun

Combine captures from Stars Like Ours and Out With a Bang to compare and contrast the evolutionary stages for low-mass and high-mass stars.

Curriculum Alignment: NGSS: HS-PS1-8, HS-ESS1-1,  HS-ESS1-3 | Common Core:  RST.9-10.1, RST.9-10.2, RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.10

How Big?

How to convert between units while they learn about the difference in size objects are in the Solar System, Milky Way galaxy, and Deep Space.

Curriculum Alignment: Common Core: RST.9-10.1, RST.9-10.2, RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.10, HSN.Q.A.1, HSN.Q.A.2

How Far?

How to convert between units while they learn about the different distance objects are from Earth in the Solar System, Milky Way galaxy, and Deep Space.

Curriculum Alignment: Common Core: RST.9-10.1, RST.9-10.2, RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.10, HSN.Q.A.1 HSN.Q.A.2

Milky Way Doppelganger

Discover the steps humanity took to realize the Milky Way was a galaxy and learn the basic features of major galaxies as they capture galaxies in a hunt for the Milky Way's twin.

 

Curriculum Alignment: Common Core: RST.11-12.1, RST.11-12.2, RST.11-12.4, RST.11-12.10