Start Date: 2023-12-02
End Date: 2023-12-03
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 12:00
Kerbal Space Program is somewhat like a NASA simulator except it's set in a fictional star system on the planet Kerbin. Players use various rocket parts and put them together. Then they figure out how to get their ship into orbit around one of Kerbin's two moons or even to another planet. The star system closely resembles our own, but the planet is populated with cute green characters reminiscent of the minions in the movie Despicable Me. Kerbal is a wonderful and fun education way to accurately model rocket construction and the and trial-and-error processes that ground rocket science. It easily introduces basic concepts of math, physics, or engineering in a way kids can understand. In Kerbal Space Program, students set goals, build rockets, evaluate mission results, change designs, and try again. It offers a solid simulation and students who take the time to observe flight readouts and toy with the ship's trajectory will learn fundamentals of rocket science and realistic, modern-day space flight. Students really enjoy these exciting new emerging technologies with award-winning, kid-friendly platforms. Parents must agree to avoid any sugary food or drink before class and in any snacks.
Students will use PVNet computers which has the Kerbal program installed. Parents are encouraged but not required to have a home license for Kerbal so students can practice at home.