Science & Nature

Smart Science: Astronomy and Space & Hands-On Projects

Explore Space including the Universe, the Milky Way Galaxy, and our Solar System. Plus we will check out the latest pictures from the James Webb Telescope. We will do fun Space Projects and Science Experiments in each class.
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Completed by 4 learners
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50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


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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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn about space, the universe, the Milky Way Galaxy, the Solar System, the planets, the sun, and the moon and complete projects and experiments 
Annette the Teacher has been teaching for a very long time. She has over three decades of experience teaching children of all ages. She has a B.A. in Sociology with minors in Biology, Chemistry, and Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She has homeschooled her own children from Pre-School through (their current) High School. All of her classes are interactive. Annette encourages students to fully participate in class. All of her classes feature hands-on activities and books Annette writes for the class herself.

Annette is a published writer, publisher, and artist. She uses her extensive knowledge and experience to create unique classes for every student. She enjoys teaching science, history, art, and cooking classes. She brings history alive with her "Life in ..." history classes where students learn about key times in history by experiencing children and families' lives in that time period. "Paint like ..." art classes where students will learn about famous artists and create their own artwork based on the artists' works. "Smart Science" classes where we explore science and complete experiments and projects. Kid Cuisine classes are cooking classes for Young Chefs based on historic foods and science topics. Students should be prepared to make, explore, and create during class. Annette knows hands-on, interactive experiences are the best way for children to learn.

Annette also has experience working with Special Needs children. She is Mom to a child on the autism spectrum and a child with serious medical needs. She also has worked with children with ADHD. If your child has special needs, please contact Annette so she can work with you and your child.
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You will need the following materials for this class: Day 1: Heavyweight black paper, white paint, paintbrush, white crayon/ Constellation Handout Day 2: Printout of the Planets, markers, crayons, or paints, clear tape, safety scissors/ Optional: a large piece of black poster board OR a large cardboard shipping box and string Day 3: A roll of aluminum foil, a piece of cardboard (8 inches by 8 inches), playdough in orange, blue, green, and white, 6 toothpicks, tape Day 4: Round balloon, water, your choice of: 1 tablespoon of dirt, glitter, sand, pebbles, or a mixture of any of these, disposable mixing container (an old food container works well here), piece of paper, tape, pencil (note: you will have to freeze your comet in a freezer) Day 5: Balloon, disposable plastic or paper straw, 12 feet of thin string, safety scissors, clear tape (plus a wall you can tape one end of the string to)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There is no formal assessment for this class. If an assessment is needed for a homeschool portfolio, please let me know when you sign up for your class.
50 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
We will be using safety scissors in some of our projects. Please have an adult to assist if your child needs help with scissors.

Allergy alert: Playdough may contain wheat or wheat products. 
All elements of this camp were developed by Annette the Teacher. Science projects were inspired by .

Class Image: Voyager Image by Reimund Bertrams from Pixabay 

Class videos:
Night Sky Image by cadop from Pixabay 
Orion Nebula Image by WikiImages from Pixabay 
Orion Nebula Image by WikiImages from Pixabay 
Solar System Image by Comfreak from Pixabay 
Universe Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 


Annette the Teacher B.A.
Lives in the United States
I am a Teacher & Homeschool Mom with three decades of experience. I teach in all time zones, just ask for a class.
67 total reviews
119 completed classes

About Me

Hello. I am Annette the Teacher. I can't wait to teach you here on Outschool.

I use Activity Based Learning in my classes. Learning should be fun. My classes are based on hands-on learning projects. In my classes, you get into the action with... 
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