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Thinking Like a Historian - How to Understand Primary and Secondary Sources

Science & Nature

Explore the History of Rockets!

In this online course, students will learn about the history of rockets.
Shipra Prakash
1 total review for this teacher
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40 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

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Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
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Students will learn about when rockets were invented, how they were used in the past, and how they are used today. They will also learn about spacecraft. 
I have taught coding, science and engineering for 3 years at schools across New Jersey. 
At the end of the class I will provide resources so learners can find out more about rockets. There will be no homework. 
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At the end of class I will review what we learned and have a short quiz. 
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
During class there will be a short YouTube video:
We will refer to primary and secondary sources in this class to get multiple perspectives. We will look at NASA material that provides a graphic showing the parts of a rocket, and we will also look at a primary source, a photo of Alan Shepard, an astronaut who traveled in space, and we will talk about how the experience was like for him. 

To understand the history behind rockets, we will refer to the European Space Agency's site which provides relevant information, and discuss the first rockets 800 years ago. 


Shipra Prakash
Lives in the United States
Coding and Robotics Instructor
1 total review
2 completed classes

About Me

I am a STEM teacher and have taught about topics focusing on dinosaurs, Scratch coding, robotics and art at schools across New Jersey. 

Recently, I opened up my own school, Rocket Code, and now teach rockets and coding. I hope to see you in my... 
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