EDUO 9514: The Solar System

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Course Overview

From our own biology to the smartphones in our pockets, science plays a role in every aspect of our lives. For example, the nuclear reactions from the sun provide us with the light and heat we need to survive. Welcome to EDUO 9514 – Solar System. The purpose of this course is to create a thorough, well thought out unit on the solar system.To that end, participants will not only be provided with resources on the solar system, but will also explore the next generation science standards as well as the importance of STEAM in education. By meeting the requirements of this class, participating teachers will earn one semester unit of graduate level extension credit from Dominican University of California, a fully accredited university.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you will demonstrate or indicate:

  • The importance of STEAM in education
  • The standards appropriate for your unit on the solar system
  • The knowledge required to teach students about the solar system
  • The ability to create a unit on the solar system that engages all students

Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards

This course aligns with all of the next generation science standards associated with the solar system. These standards can be found at

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Ryan Pickett

B.A., M.S. in Counseling Clinical School Psychology

K-12 School Psychologist 20+ years.

Collegiate Professional Development Coordinator, Developer, and Instructor 16+.

"I take pride in helping educators enhance student learning while bringing passion into their classrooms."

Ryan loves spending time with family and friends, especially outdoors. His favorite activities include snowboarding, golf, and hiking.