Semester 1: 14 Lessons

Enjoy 14 jam-packed lessons as you and your students tour the solar system at light speed, discover the height and depth of the universe; explore Pluto, the Ice Giants, the Gas Giants, Mars, the Sun and Moon. Dive into the Milky Way, Black Holes, Dwarf Stars, and loads of other amazing phenomena in space!

Each lesson has its own:

  • Objective
  • Warm Up Activity
  • Gradable Questions
  • Cross-Curricular Activities

Computer-Based Lessons

These vivid and engaging lessons run on any computer system.

Engaging Imagery

Enjoy high quality images that will keep your student captivated for 14-weeks.


No Prep Time

You are busy enough. Everything is done for you ahead of time. 

Take a Tour

Tour the Solar System

Do you need a light-speed tour of the entire solar system all in one lesson? Home School Astronomy’s Tour of the Solar System can accommodate you. Only half our solar system is filled with planets. Find out what the other half is full of. Did you know that we are not the only solar system of planets in the galaxy?

Big is relative

Find out just how big things really get in space. Be ready to change your definition of what is big!



Take an amazing trip around the universe on a plane, the space shuttle and finally a beam of light to understand how far things really are.


Pluto and the Edge of the Solar System

Why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore? Did it change, or did our understanding of it change? Explore why our “new solar system” has only eight planets AND thousands of previously undiscovered objects like Pluto at the outer edges of the solar system.

The Ice Giants: Uranus and Neptune

There are giant planets of ice in the outer reaches of the solar system. Meet the planets our ancestors’ knew nothing about – those you can’t spot in the sky without a telescope. Uranus and Neptune redefine violent weather, beauty and mystery. 

Jupiter and Saturn: The Gas Giants

These two planets are busy. Find out how these planets save the Earth from being hit by comets and asteroids AND maintain their own mysterious mini-solar systems. 

Mars: The Haunting RED Planet

Mars has long haunted mankind with its red glow and tantalizing proximity. Humans have known about Mars since before recorded history and almost all cultures named it after their gods of war because of its blood red color. Mars boasts a volcano so large that it peeks into space and a canyon so long it looks like a scar on the planet even from Earth. Oh yeah…and we’ll talk about Martians. 

The Mighty Sun and the Cooking of Mercury

The Sun on a beautiful day is peaceful and nurturing. But if you step outside the protection of the Earth’s atmosphere the sun becomes a deadly furnace of ignited nuclear fuel. Discover how the Sun affects the Earth with aurora and magnetic storms and take a close up look at the furnace of the Sun where you will find solar tornadoes the size of North America and temperatures of more than 25 million degrees.

Lost in the flames of the Sun is the planet Mercury, stripped of everything by the violence of the Sun but nonetheless speeding around it every 88 days.

So You think you Know the Moon?

We see the moon in the sky every night, but how well do we know her? Did you know that someday you could look up and never see the moon? Did you know some astronauts volunteered to go and never come back? Explore the many ways the moon affects the Earth and its people. You’ll never see the moon the same again.

Manned Space Exploration

Take a trip with the first people to land on the moon and see why the Space Shuttle changed everything about space travel. Explore our plans to go back to the moon and then on to Mars. 

Extreme Phenomena

Explore black holes, white dwarfs, super nova and other unimaginable forces in space. 

The Milky Way and other Galaxies

Our solar system is immense, but it gets lost in the vastness of our Milky Way Galaxy. Look at our place in the galaxy and our galaxy’s place in the universe. Examine the different kinds of galaxies including galaxy collisions and the black holes in the center. 

Constellations and Planets: 
The Story of the Night Sky

Do you want to be able to find the constellations and planets in the night sky? This presentation comes with the tricks you need to know. Discover the constellations and planets and become familiar with the night sky’s story.

FAST: Speed, Motion and consequences

Learn about speed in space and on the Earth and see how an object’s movement effects the object and everything around it – even time. 

Keep Learning

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