Virtual Introduction to Space Out

The lure of space exploration offers a powerful way to ignite students’ interest in science, technology and engineering. This class guides students on a tour of our solar system and beyond, and then lets them plan their own mission to a distant destination.

We will start by exploring our own planet and considering what we can observe about Earth from space. We will survey other planets in our solar system and discuss what we need to know about a planet before we go there. Students will learn about “galaxies far, far away” and get a sense of just how vast distances in space are. They will consider what we know about Earth-like planets around other Suns and imagine what form life might take there. Inspired by what they learn, students will plan their own exploratory mission to another planet and create a model of a spacecraft that could take them there. The class provides a base of knowledge to build on as students move ahead with studies in astronomy, Earth science, engineering and more.

Date(s)
Age/Grade Level
Grades 6-8
Cost Range
Free
Time of Day
Morning
Afternoon
Opportunity type
School Programs
Area of Interest
Chemistry
Earth Science/Ecology
General Science
Financial Support or Scholarship Available?
No
NGSS Aligned?
No
Location Address:
VIRTUAL, San Diego, California, 92101
Contact Name:
Library NExT
Email:
librarynext@sandiego.gov
Telephone:

Virtual Introduction to Space Out

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