Teacher Courses

space science and engineering

Our Place in Space

Investigate the universal laws of force and motion, Earth-Moon-Sun relationship, solar system, and electromagnetic energy in this inquiry-based, STEM-focused course.

Teachers will:

  • Learn, explore and implement hands-on and inquiry-based teaching techniques.
  • Engage in the engineering design and science inquiry cycles.
  • Explore the universal laws that describe force and motion.
  • Apply these laws to understanding the Earth-Moon-Sun relationship.
  • Understand Earth's place in the solar system and the closest space neighbors.
  • Investigate how the nature of light is essential in observing and comprehending the vast universe.

Sample schedule

Session 1: Engineering design and science inquiry cycles
Session 2: Force and motion
Session 3: Earth, Moon and Sun
Session 4: Solar system
Session 5: Stars, galaxies and the universe
Session 6: Presentations, project-based activities and unifying concepts 

2017-18 academic year course dates

  • Cohort A: Oct. 10, Nov. 7 and Dec. 14, 2017 and Feb. 8, March 22 and May 10, 2018
  • Cohort B: Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 15, 2017 and Feb. 9, March 23 and May 11, 2018

Next offered

Summer 2018 and academic year 2018-19