Science & Nature
(Flex Class) Animals in Space
What pets have become astronauts? Is there a constellation of your favorite animal? Could there be alien animals out there? Learn about animals and their relationship with space in this fascinating blend of history and science.
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Completed by 105 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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▬▬▬▬▬▬ COURSE SUMMARY ▬▬▬▬▬▬ This course explores a spectrum of animal-related astronomy - from the history of space travel, to the constellations, to the possibility of animal aliens somewhere in the universe! This class covers a myriad of interests - stories about animals, constellation mythology, space station science, and a discussion of what aliens might be like, all in one class! Each week consists of a recorded presentation, followed by a few extension activities to choose from....
By the end of the class, students should be able to: ♦ Know how to use a star wheel to locate constellations in the night sky. ♦ Recall some stories of animals from the constellation mythologies of several different cultures. ♦ Provide a basic outline of early space exploration for the United States and Russia (with a focus on animal explorers, of course!) ♦ Understand the motives behind sending animals into space during the Space Race. ♦ Explain the role of animals on the International Space Station. ♦ Compare and contrast the current animals in space (and their purpose) with the animals put into space in the 60s and 70s. ♦ Recall some of the discoveries made by studying the behavior of animals in space. ♦ Understand the ethical considerations when using animals for research in space. ♦ List the three "ingredients" required for life. ♦ Speculate on where we might find alien animals in our solar system and beyond.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The history of animals in space does involve some animal deaths, which more sensitive children might find disturbing.
Teacher LaurenThe Pop Culture Teacher
3017 total reviews
2682 completed classes
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