vPLUS Scaling the Solar System (4 sessions)
July 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tom Briggs is a qualified maths teacher who is currently working as an educator in the heritage sector, where among many other projects he’s looking into ways in which digital technologies can help to build bridges between the heritage and education sectors. He has delivered sessions and workshops in schools across the country as well as working with a broad range of education providers on various activities, and is particularly interested in exploring where mathematics curriculum topics pop up throughout history as well as in other taught subjects (especially astronomy). This is for children aged 9-11 years old.
Saturday 13 June
The Moon and the Earth
The Moon is our closest neighbour, but just how close is it?
Saturday 20 June
Scaling the Solar System: How Big?
You’ve probably seen photographs of all of the planets in our solar system (and the Sun), but it’s not always obvious from these how different they are in terms of size. Time to put this right.
Saturday 27 June
Back in the early 1600s a German Mathematician and Astronomer made some discoveries which changed our understanding of the scale of our solar system forever.
Saturday 4 July
Scaling the Solar System: How Far?
We’ve already compared the sizes of objects in the solar system, now with the help of Kepler’s laws from last week we’ll work out just how big the solar system is, and how much space everything has to itself.
All workshops will take place over Zoom. You will be sent a meeting ID and password to your registered email address at least one hour before the first session is due to start. If you have not received a link at that stage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please book a ticket for every child who will be in attendance at the sessions.