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Physics, Astronautics, and Astronomy through Kerbal Space Program

Physics, Astronautics, and Astronomy through Kerbal Space Program

 

Have you ever thought rockets are cool? Want to try your hand at landing on the moon? What’s stopping you from building your own rocket and riding it to space? How can humans get to Mars?

In this class, we’ll learn about Newtonian physics, how to build a rocket structurally, how to rendezvous and dock two spaceships, and then switch gears and learn about the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe.

We will use the highly educational video game Kerbal Space Program as a simulation, engineering, and design tool, and will find out how to get a ship into orbit and beyond.

Activities will include: building and launching a model rocket, launching missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond in Kerbal Space Program, and possible fieldtrip opportunities to SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, or JPL!

Students need to provide their own laptop and purchase the game.

Ages: 12-18 yo.

Teacher: Jonny Hyman

Cost: Please see pricing chart

To register: Click here

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