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Kerbal Space Program - Gaming Challenges To Better Understand Rocket Science (Semester) 8-10yo
Friends meet to brainstorm and prepare to tackle KSP challenges! Rocket Science * Astronaut * Orbit * Orbital Mechanics * Astrodynamics * Aliens * SpaceX * NASA * Gaming * Social * Spaceship * Flight Simulator * Mars * Moon * Planets * Elon
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Once per week
over 10 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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Teacher Tom is a top educator on Outschool! See Outschool's EPIC Spotlight on Teacher Tom: https://teach.outschool.com/spotlights/ ***REQUIRED MATERIAL WILL TAKE TIME TO INSTALL/BECOME ORIENTED WITH. PLEASE SEE SUPPLY LIST. LEARNERS MUST BE ABLE TO GET INTO ORBIT BEFORE TAKING THIS CLASS.*** Please contact me and I will send you some helpful tutorials to help you get into orbit if you have not gotten this far. This class does not "teach" Kerbal Space Program, but instead, teaches Rocket...
Students will not only stretch their creativity, research, and construction skills, but we will together be learning the science behind how Rockets, Orbital Mechanics, and Astrodynamics all work together. (Both inside the game, and in real life!) Learners tend to do better who take both my Current Events in Space Technology and Rocket Launches class along with my Kerbal Space Program class.
I've built rockets and made rocket fuels in the past. (We will NOT be teaching learners how to make their own rocket fuel in this class). I have successfully taught this class as an ongoing weekly class. I am currently featured as one of Outschool's EPIC teachers: https://teach.outschool.com/spotlights/
During the week, tackle the challenge that we came up with and brainstormed together!
It will be required to own a copy of Kerbal Space Program, and have a computer capable of running it. (If you have a newer gaming console, it is an option to get the game for the console instead, but this can be much more challenging to use vs. a keyboard and mouse, so I don't recommend it) (For Computer system requirements, see https://www.kerbalspaceprogram.com/product/kerbal-space-program-steam/) (For discounted purchase of the game for download via Steam, check out https://www.g2a.com/kerbal-space-program-steam-key-global-i10000014989005 [Teacher not affiliated, it's just a good deal I found])
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Tom BickmoreRocket Science & Space Enthusiast, STEM Teacher, Licensed Ham Radio Operator, Professional Finish Carpenter, Electronics Whiz, A Human Google, And A Cool Dad!
130 total reviews
104 completed classes
Teacher Tom was featured as a top educator on Outschool's EPIC Spotlight for being a Passion-Driven Educator in 2021! Some of Tom's greatest passions are Rocket Science and Space and he would love to share these with your learners. Tom's popular...