Astha Talwar

IIT Graduate | Space Science Educator | Astronomy Expert

Overview

Classes

Materials Required

Description

Stars in the sky bewitch everyone, isn’t it? They make the night sky look beautiful and are full of mystery. You often find stars in all shapes and patterns. Some even wonder if those are people from the heaven watching upon us! This course will help you unravel the mysteries of the night sky. Through these classes you will discover not only about Stars but other Space Rocks as well, like Shooting Stars, meteoroids and many more. So join us on an exciting adventure into the Sky!

Skills & Abilities Impacted

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

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn about different Space objects
  2. Difference between Stars and other Space Rocks
  3. Origin and formation of these Space Rocks
  4. Understanding the Space as we see from Earth
  5. Discovering interesting facts about the Sky

Class 01 – How is the Twinkling Night Sky formed?

Discover what are stars in the sky, why do they twinkle, how these tiny dots connect one to another, why few stars appear bright and few others dim in the night sky and try out some fun activities based on mythological stories related to constellations.

Materials required – A4 Thick Sheet, Glue, Cardboard roll, Tape, Scissors, Pencil, Marker of any colour, Ruler, Safety Pin

Class 02 – How did meteorites make the Dinosaurs extinct?

In this masterclass on Astronomy, you will explore the astonishing creatures, Dinosaurs and their mass extinction. By end of the class, you will be able to learn how these astonishing creatures were born, how they evolved with time, and how meteorites impacted their mass extinction!

Materials required – Clay/Playdough, Toothpicks, Cardboard shoe box, Coloured Glaze Papers, Fevicol, Scissors, Sketch pens

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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