Jun 02-Aug 15, 2014
Credit: 3 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $835.50 NSTA members receive a discount.
Instructor(s): Jason Marcks and Andrew Chaikin
Course DescriptionThe purpose of this course is to introduce space science concepts associated with exploration and technology to build core knowledge that can be incorporated into the classroom. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to do the following:
Meeting Place and Times
This course is being taught online. Teachers login to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to connect at least 4-6 times per week and spend approximately 9-12 hours each week the course is in session, either online or offline, to stay current and successfully complete this graduate level course.
Instructor(s)Jason Marcks, MS. Aerospace Consultant, Marcks Aerospace. Jason is a former high school Earth and space science teacher, He has a MS in Geoscience and is currently working on a Masters of Aeronautical Science in space launch management. He has served as the professional development director and lead instructor for the Wisconsin Initiative for Math, Science and Technology Education program, the Nevada Science of Aerospace Project, and the Oklahoma Science, Technology, and Education Program. Mr. Marcks is also a Certified Flight Instructor and Commercial Pilot.
Andrew Chaikin, BA. Science journalist, award-winning author and historian Andrew Chaikin is an internationally renowned authority on space exploration. His books include the best-selling chronicle of the Apollo moon missions, A Man on the Moon, the main basis for Tom Hanks’ Emmy-winning HBO miniseries, From the Earth to the Moon. He has interviewed all twelve men to have walked on the Moon along with hundreds of other pioneering space explorers in his work, and is widely regarded as one of the leading space historians. Mr. Chaikin has also authored numerous articles in magazines including Newsweek, Popular Science, Air & Space/Smithsonian, WIRED, Sky and Telescope, Discover and Science Digest. In addition, Mr. Chaikin has written and created online content for space-related websites including Space.com, ScientificAmerican.com, and SkyandTelescope.com.
Target AudienceScience teachers.
Time Commitment:9-12 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.
Tuition and Fees
NSTA Members are eligible to receive a 10% discount on tuition. Enter your NSTA subscription number on the registration form when prompted for it to receive your discount.
A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.
The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.
A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).
To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.
Teacher/participants are responsible for purchasing the required texts for the course on their own before the course begins. Man on the Moon is available through Amazon.com as is Into The Final Frontier.
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.
For More Information
For questions regarding registration, please contact Kelly Boyce by phone at (800)282-6062 or (406)994-6812, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding course content, please contact Jason Marcks at email@example.com.
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