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Space Explorer | Semester in Space

In this 8 week course, students learn foundational principles for understanding how our universe is structured, and explore questions surrounding life on earth and (potentially) other planets
Tom Durrant
312 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 30 learners
50 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 8 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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Sep 8

Sep 8 - Nov 1 (8 weeks)
Th, Tu
4pm - 4:50pm
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Class Experience

Student will learn:
-the basic structures found in our solar system, the galaxy, & the universe
-the geology of earth and other rocky planets & structures of gaseous and icy planets in the solar system
-history of the earths geology & formation
-basic principles and theories in physics such as Newton's laws and Einstein's theories of relativity
I have a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science & Policy, and a Minor in Geology from Florida State University. 
Students will be asked to complete unit projects in thier own time. Each project is designed to be completed in less than an hours time.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learner project is assessed with each project submission. Each student will receive feedback for the work they do and provided with further questions or resources for learning.
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Tom DurrantConnecting learners to the nature of their worlds
312 total reviews
223 completed classes

About Me

Hello Outschoolers!

I've spent the better part of the past decade teaching young learners and adults. Here on Outschool I hope to guide students as they understand the natural environment and the human experience, through the lens of... 
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