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Online Self-Paced Astronomy Lessons

Online Self-Paced Lessons from HelpTeaching.com

Explore the wonders of the solar system and universe with these self-paced astronomy lessons.

Our lessons for middle/high school students are meant for self-directed online learning. Many of our lessons contain a short introduction, followed by an embedded video created by Help Teaching team or obtained with permission from sources, such as Khan Academy, Educator.com, and Bozeman Science and links to other free online resources to help students understand the topic. Lessons without a video source noted are text and image-based, similar to what students would find in a textbook. All lessons also include practice questions to use for pre-assessment and practice, as well as links to longer, more formal tests and worksheets to assess what students have learned.

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Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching Why Does The Sun Look So Bright? Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Constellations Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Earth's Rotation and Revolution Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Lunar Phases Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Solar System Introduction Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Inner Planets Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Outer Planets Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Meteor Showers Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Solar Eclipses Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Solstices and Equinoxes Grade 7 15-30 min assign
khan academy Lunar Eclipses Grade 8 15-30 min assign
khan academy Solar Structure Grade 8 15-30 min assign
The Moon's Surface Features Grade 8 15-30 min assign