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Extreme Engineering: The Hubble Space Telescope

Class
Ian Nelson
Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(2,511)
Discover why the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most productive scientific instruments ever created through hands-on exploration of light and optics

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Over the course of four weeks, students will expand their skills in:
-- Understanding how telescopes work
-- Explaining the electromagnetic spectrum and its role in astronomy
-- Discussing how engineers and scientists work together
-- Analyzing choices made in space exploration
I am a mechanical engineer and engineering educator who loves thinking about how the world works. I'm constantly looking at how human curiosity leads to practical applications, and I look forward to exploring questions with your learners!
Homework Offered
All learners are encouraged to participate in our class discussion about what kinds of questions they would like to explore in our 4 weeks together. Additionally there will be a weekly hands-on activity to explore the physics of light and optics between classes. These activities will come from a growing repository of class experiments and will be posted in the classroom no later than 24 hours after our class meeting. To complete the hands-on experiments, students should have access to small flat mirrors, flashlights, colored cellophane (red, green, and blue), index cards or cardstock, lenses (concave and convex), and a prism. I strongly recommend a kit like the Tech Light Lab Optics Kit.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
To complete the hands-on experiments, students should have access to small flat mirrors, flashlights, colored cellophane (red, green, and blue), index cards or cardstock, lenses (concave and convex), and a prism. I strongly recommend a kit like the Tech Light Lab Optics Kit. Learners do not need to bring these supplies to our class meetings.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(2,511)
Profile
Hello! I'm an engineer committed to giving students amazing experiences in math, science, and engineering. I believe that learning happens when kids ask questions and explore their interests. I look forward to helping your kids leverage their... 
Group Class

$60

for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
50 min

Completed by 16 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-14
2-8 learners per class

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