In a more advanced level of learning, children from grades 6 to 8 during the summer of winter break can join the online sessions to explore the wonders of the universe, get a flavour of astronomy and space, and ignite their interest in the field. In 5 days, through online multimedia presentations and expert guided activities they get familiar with concepts like 3D model making and learn some new concepts related with geography, engineering, and ancient as well as new age astronomy.
Based on the principles of experiential learning, we create a stress free engaging learning experience for the children. Beyond theoretical knowledge, children get involved in the activities and learn about the wonders of the universe through hands-on activities.
Day 1: International Space Station-A home for Astronauts Ever thought of a space castle? On the first day, the children learn more about the International Space Station, a home far from earth that allows astronauts to live and perform space related research.
Day 2: Planning night sky observation
Children will begin their journey with us as an amateur astronomer and learn how to use an astronomy tool- ‘Planisphere’, to get the hands-on experience of planning night sky observation. They will experience the beauty of stars and patterns with us by understanding how to work on a software ‘Stellarium’.
Day 3: Tracking time through Sundial
In the digital world, we have several easy ways to know time. But it was not always the same. Before, people used to keep the track of time with our daytime star-Sun. The children will learn and experience this ancient way of time keeping.
Day 4: Truss-Smart structures in Space
For space missions we need materials which are strong and light weighted. Do you know the concept of truss can build strong structures from flimsy materials? On day 4, children will gain insights about the interesting concept of triangular structures and learn more about its importance in building space exploration machines.
Day 5: Space Topography- Measuring the height and depth
On the last day, the children learn the contour drawing and understand its conversion to 3D structures through an engaging activity. They will gather the knowledge of how topographical mapping of earth and different celestial bodies helps in getting a better understanding of its surface.
The children get access to astronomy tools and software and get familiar with concepts like 3D model making to learn some new concepts related with geography, engineering, and ancient as well as new age astronomy.
Get familiar with International Space Station
Learn how to use astronomy tool- ‘Planisphere’
Gain access to astronomy software ‘Stellarium & learn how to use it
Experience this ancient way of time keeping
Dates for Cosmic Jaunt 2021 will be announced in March 2021.