Exploring Earth & Space - 10 Weeks
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About this Class
Curious about how the Earth works and what lies beyond? Then this is the class for you! In this class, students will have the chance to explore the workings of our Earth and the planets beyond it. Through hands-on activities and active demonstrations, students will explore the universe. Students will also learn how about different natural extremes on Earth and beyond.
All Ivy Camps USA classes have a final project that students work towards throughout their time in their class. In this class, students will create their own fictional (but fact-based) planet. Students will also have a chance to showcase their newfound research skills and present their findings about Earth’s extremes.
Students will Learn
- About different planets in the galaxy and their unique features
- The characteristics that make Earth unique and sustainable to human life
- What it is like to be an astronaut
- All about wild weather, such as extreme lightning, and how it can impact the Earth
- How data is used by scientists to measure extremes in the environment
- About extreme places around the globe, such as Antarctica
- Skills for wilderness and extreme survival
- Records that have been set around the globe, such as hottest, coldest, oldest, newest, etc.
- How to build their skills in areas such as research, creative thinking, innovation, curiosity, scientific thinking, global awareness, and curiosity
Class Logistics & Materials
- All classes are held live and online, starting at the time chosen
- Classes run 1x per week for 10 weeks
- Classes will be held on the same day every week
- Each class meeting will be 90 minutes (1.5 hours)
- Classes will have 1-6 students per class
- Students will be separated into groups by age
- The curriculum for each course is written to meet the developmental needs of each age group
- Classes are taught by our top instructors from Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton, & more!
Class Materials: pencil, pen, printed welcome packet, extra paper, scissors, cup/glass jar, balloon, index cards, salt, plate/bowl, ice cubes, elastic band, push pin, straw, paper towel, coins, egg carton, beans/seeds, saran wrap, small stone, water, small container