Out of the World! A Space Exploration
Teacher: Heidi Marino
Class Fees: $235 or $215 if taking 2 or more classes
Mat Fees: $15
What is the Milky Way and why does the moon look different throughout the month? This class will explore these questions in addition to learning all about our planets, the stars, the sun, comets and meteors/asteriods. We will start the first week by watching a short 10 minute video about planets from NASA. That week and each week after will be conducting experiments and demonstrations, and making fact booklets about each planet/sun/comets/asteriods. The students will conduct demonstrations to see how Mercury’s position affects the observation of its surface using a bright light and a pencil. In another demonstration the students will determine why Venus’ atmosphere is so hard to see through while they use wax paper and a flashlight. The students will make a “pretend moon surface” and see how a meteor creates a crater by using marbles and flour. We will also make a comet using dry ice, sand, ammonia and salt (teacher demo only) to help us visualize the tail, nucleus and coma of the comet. There are many more demonstrations/experiments in this class.