Science & Nature

Space Exploration--Robotic and Human Missions, Astronomy, Night Sky Observation

Kids discuss the latest developments in robotic missions exploring our solar system, ponder future human travel, add to their space expertise, perform and share hands-on activity suggestions, do/share space art, and find night sky objects.
Mr. David
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10-13

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Space Exploration--Robotic and Human Missions, Astronomy, Night Sky Observation

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This class is taught in English.
Learners will receive updates on significant discoveries in space exploration and astronomy, and they will have opportunities to engage in discussions about them. The topics will include updates on current space missions, as well as ideas on designing and planning robotic space missions to determine whether life forms exist on other worlds in our solar system. There will be ongoing opportunities to ask the group and teacher questions, receive answers, and respond to questions from other learners and the teacher. The learners will also increase their ability to find planets and other objects in the night sky, plus sharpen their understanding of why stars and constellations appear where and whey they do. In addition, learners will have opportunities learn through hands-on activities that fellow learners and the teacher recommend when pertaining to various topics of interest. Plus, learners will have opportunities to apply their increasing space expertise to space art they can create and share with their classmates. Learners will develop skills responding to other learners' posts according to Outschool guidelines.
For decades, I have enthusiastically taught elementary and middle school-aged children about space, both as a science teacher at school and in summer programs. I have also led after-school Astronomy club groups for ages 6 to 13. Collaboration with NASA and university scientists has helped build my expertise. I also wrote posts on space topics three times while a guest columnist on the kids page of a major city newspaper.

Known for an age-appropriate and impromptu sense of humor, I enjoy inspiring and motivating students to learn unfamiliar material in ways that are relevant to their everyday lives, and engaging them in critical thinking and problem solving. This involves a combination of inquiry, discovery, discussion, and storytelling. Establishing a low-risk atmosphere and a comfortable rapport, I enjoy connecting with each individual learner, valuing the unique interests, strengths, and eager curiosity the students bring to class.
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Mr. David
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Lives in the United States
Funny and Captivating Elementary School Science Teacher!
399 total reviews
268 completed classes

About Me

Hello all! I am excited to teach space, weather, language, and math classes on Outschool! A recently retired elementary school science teacher after 33 years in the classroom, I have shared my enthusiasm with young learners for over 40 years. Most... 
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