Descriptive Astronomy 101
The final grade will be calculated according to the following weighted percentages:
Exams and Practicals - 75%
Lab Assignments - 25%
Calculating the Grade
Calculation of Grade using Weighted Percentages (as per the course syllabus):
Lab Score: The number of labs completed, divided by the total number of labs, multiplied times 0.25 (25%).
Practical/Exam Score: Total points earned on all lab practicals and exams, divided by the total possible points for all lab practicals and exams, multiplied by 0.75 (75%)
Add the Lab Score to the Practice/Exam Score then multiply by 100. This will be the grade for the course.
Using the buttons and boxes below, you can have this web page calculate your current grade for the course. This calculation uses the formula as shown in the information above. Scores cannot be calculated without either an exam score or lab practical score.
Check off the labs that you have completed.
Lab #1: Introduction to Lab, Scientific Method
Lab #2: Metric System, Scientific Notation and Graph Analysis
Lab #3: Igneous Rock Identification
Lab #4: Spectral Analysis
Lab #5: Plate Tectonics
Lab #6: Impact Craters
Lab #7: Simple Pendulum
Lab #8: Mount St. Helens
Lab #9: Phases of Venus
Lab #10: Geologic Features of Mars
Lab #11: The Mathematics of Astronomy
Lab #12: Collecting Micrometeorites
Lab Practical Scores
Enter the scores for the lab practicals you have completed and the total possible points for those practicals.
: Lab Practical I Score
: Lab Practical I Total Possible
: Lab Practical II Score
: Lab Practical II Total Possible
: Lab Practical III Score
: Lab Practical III Total Possible
Enter the scores for the exams you have completed and the total possible points for those exams.
: Exam I Score
: Exam I Total Possible
: Exam II Score
: Exam II Total Possible
: Exam III Score
: Exam III Total Possible
: Exam IV Score
: Exam IV Total Possible