Space Mission 3: Dwarf Planets & Space Rocks (Semester Course)

Kristina RI. (MAT BBA. AA. Spanish. TEFL)
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(159)
In this 4 or 8 week class, students are introduced to Dwarf Planets & Space Rocks, discovering how each is unique, where they come from, their mysteries, and importance to humans in this exciting, interactive & fun course. #academic

Class Experience

US Grade 1 - 3
Students will be able to define Dwarf Planets & tell how they are different than the Main Planets in our Solar System. Learners will also be able to identify all five Dwarf Planets located within our Solar System: Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris, as well as describe some basic features for each of these, such as structure, surface, atmosphere, moons, and more. 
Students will also be able to identify Asteroids, Comets, Meteoroids, Meteors, and Meteorites, learn key terminology, identify how these rocks are different & unique form the other types of space rocks; as well as the importance of studying these rocks to unlock the mysteries of our past.
I have always had a love of space, from the moment my grandpa, an amateur astronomer, let me look through the 10-foot telescope he built all by himself, to watching shuttles & satellites lift into the sky, and watching some fall back to the earth. I have spotted some of the largest dust storms to hit Mars, and have enjoyed looking at the various craters on our Moon and seeing the rings around Saturn, all from my own backyard in Missouri & while using other telescopes my grandpa built. I have never ceased my exploration and search, looking to the skies to watch for eclipses, comets, and so much more! My love of all things Space has only increased with time, and I feel it is the next great wave of the future! As a teacher with a Master’s Degree in Teaching & over 30 years of experience working with children of various ages, and more than 5 years teaching students about Space, as well as other Science-related subject-matter, I love sharing my knowledge with the next generation. My hope is to instill the awe-inspiring beauty the Unknown Universe holds, as well as encourage students to dream and believe! I hope to see you in class as we take to the Cosmos during this Amazing Space Mission!
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
There is no formal assessment for this 8-week course, however, the teacher will utilize a variety of methods to determine that learning has occurred, including, online polls, game-type activities, and in-class review questions, as well as other fun, interactive methods.
Grades Offered
0Any learning materials needed will be available for download in the Outschool classroom.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(159)
Hello and welcome to the Space & Tech Learning Emporium wtih Teacher Kristina RI.!
I have been a teacher for over 13 years, and love working with learners of all ages! In my free time, I love spending time with my family, playing a variety of... 
Group Class


weekly or $150 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
45 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(4)
Completed by 21 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 6-9
2-9 learners per class

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