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Science & Nature
"Let's Light This Candle!" the Space Race to the Moon!
In this two week course, students will learn the science and history of NASA's Space Program in the '60s and '70s. The three programs, Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo will be taught in detail along with the specific technologies and spacecraft.
Christopher Hoppner MAT
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Completed by 25 learners
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$15 per class
Meets 3x per week
Over 2 weeks
55 minutes per class
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As the son of a man who worked directly on the construction of the Lunar Module, the space program still holds excitement and amazement to me, and I plan to bring that excitement to your children. This course will be sectioned into six specific sections as follows : Day 1 - Introduction - Sputnik, Soviet early rocket design, the first man in space, early American rocket design, The start of the Mercury Program, Alan Shepard Day 2 - Mercury Continued - Focus on Virgil Grissom and John...
Following the completion of this course, students will be able to distinguish and state the major differences between the three space programs, Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. Students will also be able to identify and state specifics about the spacecraft used in the three programs.
While no specific homework assignments will be given, links to videos will be shared that will enhance learning in more depth.
2 hours 45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Following each class, a list of suggested videos on YouTube showing archived historical footage such as launches, moonwalks, spacewalks, etc. will be distributed on the classroom message board. These videos have been screened for appropriate language and visuals. No account is necessary.
Christopher Hoppner MAT
Marine, Earth,and Space Science Teacher / Sci Fi Fan
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
87 total reviews
109 completed classes
I am a Science Teacher with 24 years of experience in public schools. I have degrees in Marine Science, Natural Science, and Earth Science Education. Science is a passion that I have had since I was a boy. Learning Science should be fun,.......