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Astronomy for Teachers: Professional Development

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  • Available Lessons: 325
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    The Scientific Field of Astronomy
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Study the lessons in our Astronomy for Teachers: Professional Development course at any time. These learning materials can be reviewed quickly to help you earn credits you can use towards your teacher licensing renewal requirements.
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28 chapters in Astronomy for Teachers: Professional Development

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Lesson 1 - Wave Parameters: Wavelength, Amplitude, Period, Frequency & Speed  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - What is Light?  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Speed of Light: Distance & Light-Years  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Reflection: Angle of Incidence and Curved Surfaces  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Refraction & Dispersion: Definition, Snell's Law & Index of Refraction  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Diffraction: Relation to Sound & Light and Effects of Wavelength  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Resonance: Definition & Transmission of Waves  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Transparent and Opaque Materials in Electromagnetic Waves  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - How Light & Matter Interact  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Blackbody & Blackbody Radiation Theory  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - What Are Wien's Law & the Stefan-Boltzmann Law?  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Calculations with Wien's Law & the Stefan-Boltzmann Law  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Quantum Physics: Definition, Theories & Topics  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - What is a Photon? - Definition, Energy & Wavelength  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Newton's Law of Gravitation: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Force: Definition and Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Work as an Integral  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Mass and Weight: Differences and Calculations  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Normal Force: Definition and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Friction: Definition and Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Forces: Balanced and Unbalanced  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Identifying Action and Reaction Force Pairs  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Net Force: Definition and Calculations  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Determining the Individual Forces Acting Upon an Object  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Free-Body Diagrams  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Distinguishing Between Inertia and Mass  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - State of Motion and Velocity  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Determining the Acceleration of an Object  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Air Resistance and Free Fall  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Gravitational Potential Energy: Definition, Formula & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Gravitational Attraction of Extended Bodies  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - The Acceleration of Gravity: Definition & Formula  Take Quiz
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