Journey to Jupiter





5 - 8

Category: Space
Students will investigate Jupiter to help NASA research the giant planet in this fun and interactive class. Students will learn about Jupiter's composition, weather, gravity, moons, and more while being inspired by the enormity of our solar system's most giant planet. They will have fun testing their knowledge at the end of their trip with a game.
Ashley McLaurin

Ashley McLaurin

One-Time Class

30 minutes per class

5 - 8


per learner


Meets on date

Monday, December 13, 2021

year olds

Date and Time

Meets at time

5 - 7  learners per class

01:30 pm - 02:00 pm (PST)

About the Course

Did you know that astronomers call Jupiter a failed star? Jupiter is made primarily of hydrogen and helium like a star, but it is not large enough to trigger a fusion reaction in its core. Jupiter is a fascinating planet. It is the largest planet, and with all of that gravity, it also has many orbiting moons and other objects.

In this class, we will take a trip to Jupiter to investigate. We will discuss its composition, gravity, moons, and more. Students will learn about the new information that NASA has received from the seven spacecraft they have sent to study it and exciting facts that relate directly to life on Earth. Students will finish their journey with a fun game to see how many fun facts they can remember from their trip.


Course Outcome

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How To Participate

Attend Class Via Zoom Video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.


Ashley McLaurin

About Me
Ashley McLaurin

I am excited to share that this is my 11th year of teaching! I live in Indiana with my husband, son, and dog. I hold a bachelor's degree is in biology, a Texas teaching certificate as well as an Indiana teaching license. I have taught K - 12, but my niche is middle school science - introductory level chemistry, physics, and life science.

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