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Young Astronaut Club (Senior): Master the Physics of Going to Space
In this ongoing series of classes on space, students will study the physics of the solar system, telescopes, mirrors, lenses, waves, rocket fuels, the universe and rocket calculations!
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Completed by 9 learners
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Once per week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does an "Ongoing" course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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This fun series of ongoing classes is designed to inspire students to love learning physics! We will cover a range of physics topics, focusing on their application in outer space. IMPORTANT: This is the senior version of this course, which requires a higher understanding of core physics concepts (forces, gravity, acceleration, etc) as well as stronger mathematical skills. If your learner is looking instead for a more creative-based course, please instead consider the junior version, which...
Students will learn: - Types of waves and their uses - Use of waves for communications - How communications are restricted by the speed of light - How to calculate the time taken to send a message in space - Using lenses to magnify objects - Drawing ray diagrams for mirrors and lenses - Applying an understanding of mirrors and lenses to explain how light telescopes work - Material science challenges in space and key innovations in materials science driven by space research - Designing materials for rockets and rovers - The use of robots and rovers for space exploration - New developments in space engineering: reusable rockets and rover landings - Forces acting on rockets - Linking force to acceleration, including calculations using Newton's third law - Predicting the trajectory of a rocket - Calculating the energy released by rocket fuels - How satellites orbit the Earth - Uses and future potential of satellites
I am a qualified UK science teacher with experience teaching students aged 6-18 in a wide range of contexts - including in school, extracurricular clubs, summer camps and private tutoring.
At the end of each class, learners will be provided with a short document summarising the key learning and some additional practice questions. These questions are totally optional and will not be assessed.
Learners should bring to each class: - Pen, pencil and lined paper - Calculator
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There is no formal assessment for this course, and so no letter grades or written reports will be given. I integrate informal assessment for learning activities throughout my classes, allowing me to continually assess students' progress and adapt my teaching to develop their understanding.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Qualified and enthusiastic UK science teacher
🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
51 total reviews
30 completed classes
Hi everyone! My name is Katie, I teach fun yet educational science classes aimed at inspiring children to develop their scientific research skills and truly understand science. My classes combine interesting and useful topics with clear learning...