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Planets of the Solar System - Virtually Travel to and Explore Each Planet!

Science & Nature

Let's Talk Space: An Introduction to Planets.

Rocky planets or icy worlds, gas giants or ice giants. What would they be like to visit? How are they made? This four session class explores planets using interactive presentations, virtual field trips and open conversations.
2 total reviews for this teacher
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45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
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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Learners will find discover more about our solar system and the planets it contains. We will explore the different types of planets, and consider what they would be like to visit.
I am an astronomer who loves to talk about science and space. My passion for science started as a kid, and continued right through to a PhD, so that I am now a Doctor of Astronomy. I worked as a research astronomer for many years as well, and spent time using large international telescopes including the Gemini telescopes in Hawaii and Chile, and the Hubble telescope in space. When it comes to communication this knowledge, I also wanted to learn more. This interest in teaching & learning, obtaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
Keep talking about space!
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45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The external resources listed here are to give you some great resources for additional information and hand on activities. No accounts are required to access this information and they are not required learning for the course. I have only included information from highly recognised space agencies that provided sound scientific activities that are fun to explore. These include NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for both grade K-4 and 5-8, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). Each of these four links provide you with a wealth of scientifically sounds resources, made by scientists for kids. Feel free to explore and think up more questions to ask an astronomer, in Let's Talk Space.


Lives in Canada
Doctor of Astronomy
2 total reviews
3 completed classes

About Me

Hi there, 

I am Jeanette, well actually that Doctor Jeanette, and I am an astronomer who loves to talk about science and space. 

I followed my passions for science right up to the highest levels in school, so that I can now call myself a Doctor... 
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