Space Adventures; The Science of the World Above Us!
Day/Time: Tuesday 9:30 - 11:00
Class Price: $256 or $64/month for 4 months (16 week class)
Material Fees: $35
Boldly Explore the Universe (from the Safety of Earth). Imagine if you could blast off to another planet, then build an outpost there and explore it all using a rover! In this amazing science class, you’ll explore aero science through hands-on activities like launching rockets and programming a rover to explore a fantastic planet. Students will perform exciting lab activities including: making their own spacesuit, testing flame colors to determine temperature elements, density and gravity experiments, and creating their own space habitats. After completing this course, your student will gaze at the night sky with new wonder and appreciation.
A spacesuit is more than clothes astronauts wear in space. The suit is really a small spacecraft. It protects the astronaut from the dangers of being outside in space. Spacesuits help astronauts in many ways. The suits protect astronauts from getting too hot or cold. Spacesuits also give astronauts oxygen to breathe while they are working in space. The suits hold water to drink. They also keep astronauts from getting hurt by space dust. Space dust may not sound very dangerous. But when it moves faster than a bullet, the dust can hurt someone. The suits even have special gold-lined visors to protect eyes from bright sunlight. Our journey into space will begin with our own spacesuit design. A spacesuit is made up of many parts. One part covers the astronaut's chest. Another part covers the arms and connects to the gloves. The helmet protects the head. And the last part covers the astronaut's legs and feet. Some parts of the suit are made of many layers of material. Each layer does something different. Some keep oxygen in the suit while others protect astronauts from space dust.
After our space suits are designed and ready for lift off we will explore famous astronauts like John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride and Alan Shepard. Our first Spacewalk will come after our spacewalk training. What is a spacewalk and how do you train for one? Why do astronauts go on spacewalks? How do they stay safe during a spacewalk?Next we will blast off to the topics of satallites, microgravity, NASA, black holes, the planets and phases of the moon and a Mars Meal. We will discuss requirements to sustain life and potential resources found on the Earth’s moon and will test soil samples to better understand resources allocation and the conditions needed to support a lunar colony.
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