Chat times for 2017-2018
Weds 4:30pm-6pm ET/1:30pm-3pm PT

Dr. Christe Ann McMenomy

Course Materials Under Revision for 2017-2018

Welcome to the Scholars Online Astronomy Class

Our first meeting for the 2017 school year will be Wednesday, September 6, 4:30pm EDT (which translates to 1:30pm PDT for those of us using Pacific Time on the West Coast). Before that meeting, you should verify that you can access the Moodle Astronomy class site and become familiar with this website.

Site Map

  • Links in the SiteMap to the left connect you to general course information that covers what you need to know before you start the course.
    • Overview. This is a brief outline of the material covered in the course, the course approach and level, and the prerequisites. You can use this description in any transcripts or reports you make to officials or on college applications to describe this course.
    • Procedures. This page carefully explains what I expect of students, how chats, homework, and examinations work, and some suggestions to help students study for this course. One of the links from this page explains some conventions we have found practical for chat classroom behavior--please read them!
    • Texts. This describes the texts we will use. Be sure to purchase the correct edition!
    • Labs. This page contains general information on how to do labs for "lab credit" (which is optional), and links to some science equipment suppliers. If you plan on getting lab credit for this course, you must read the lab safety page and send me a signed, paper copy of the parental agreement to supervise labs.
    • FAQs. This page contains some commonly asked questions about chat courses. If you can't find an answer here, though, please email the instructor!
  • Links below these connect you to material for enrolled students.
    • Site Map.This page.
    • Student Survival Guide. This guide has information about how to study science, manage time and pace yourself through the different assignments, find the web lectures, use the text and other course media, complete essay and math homework problems, prepare for quizzes and exams, form study groups to work together, do labs and write lab reports, and use other web resources.
    • Parents Guide. This contains information for parents to use to help their students performa well. It includes a summary of expectations for student performance, suggestions for study helps and checklists to use in determining whether the student is completing all the work on time.