Science & Nature
Astronomy and Culture: Greek Mythology
Explore the connections between Greek mythology and astronomy! Each week we will spotlight a planet or moon of our solar system, explore the Greek myth behind it, and create trading cards featuring the characters and the celestial bodies.
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Once per week
over 7 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Do you love astronomy AND mythology? This class combines the best of both as we delve into the science and culture of our solar system. Each week, we'll tell a different story about Zeus and his Olympian family, as well as highlight what we know about the real planets, moons, and other celestial bodies that come alive through these ancient myths. To conclude each session, we will create our own trading cards featuring both the mythological characters and their astronomical counterparts, so...
Students will explore the planets and moons of the Solar System in the context of Ancient Greek and Roman myths.
I teach astronomy at the American Museum of Natural History and look forward to sharing my love of the solar system with you!
Learners will have the option of completing additional trading cards for characters mentioned during class.
Supplies for the trading card project: -provided printout (can opt to print double sided, or learner can use scissors and glue stick to attach the cards after creating them single sided) -pencil and eraser -preferred coloring supplies
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Greek and Roman myths contain references to sexuality, violence, and mortality. These references will be addressed in passing in a developmentally appropriate and sensitive manner.
We will be drawing from sources such as Homer's Iliad and D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths. All stories will be retold in the instructor's original words using public domain images.
Museum educator, science enthusiast and homeschooling parent
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
395 total reviews
265 completed classes
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