Astha Talwar

IIT Graduate | Space Science Educator | Astronomy Expert



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The Moon has been circling the Earth for more than four billion years. But where did it come from? Some scientists thought it was captured by the Earth when it came too close. Others believed that it was once a part of the Earth. Today, most scientists believe it is the ‘Earth’s child’ and was born when a wandering planet crashed into the young Earth. Join us to explore all these mysterious notions about the Moon and many many more!

Skills & Abilities Impacted

  1. Conceptual Knowledge
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Deductive reasoning
  4. Inductive Reasoning
  5. Visualization

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn about the origin of Moon
  2. Understanding the nature of Moon in Space
  3. The different phases of Moon and its significance
  4. Explore the important missions to Moon

Class 01 – Unravel the mysteries of the Moon

In this masterclass you will explore the Moon and its mysterious nature. By end of the class you will be able to understand why the moon changes its shape, learn the geometrical position of the Sun, Earth and Moon, and investigate the phases of the moon that are dependent on the position. Also explore about some of the famous missions sent to it and participate in a fun quiz!

  1. Thick white sheets – 2
  2. A compass
  3. A ruler
  4. Pencil
  5. 1 Black Sketch pen
  6. Thumb Pins
  7. Scissors
  8. Glue
Mentor Details

Astha Talwar

IIT Graduate | Space Science Educator | Astronomy Expert

Astha Talwar is an M. Tech graduate from IIT. She is an Ed-tech professional with over 5 years of experience. She started her journey as an astronomy and space science educator, and she loves to explore how amazing the Universe is! She is a star on news channels as an Astronomy expert talking about space events. She is here to unravel the secrets of Cosmos for Space enthusiastic kids.



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