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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
Tom Bickmore
130 total reviews for this teacher
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60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 10 weeks
8-10
year olds
4-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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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.

Teacher

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

About Me

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... 
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