Space Club - Trip To Mars


This course offers a way to teach English and science at the same time.  Many high schools in Thailand encourage students to participate in special classes that extend the standard curriculum.  These classes are called "clubs".  Space Club is a series of lessons that teach students a variety of science-related subjects that starts off with a bold premise: you're going to go to Mars!  Well, not everyone can afford to buy a ticket to Mars but students who enjoy space science can help plan an imaginary trip to Mars.  After all, it's only a question of time before someone in Thailand actually does go to Mars, so the rest of us can participate in that adventure by learning about Mars and discussing many of the aspects of such a trip.

This course was the most popular club at the high school were it was first taught.  It was also a big hit with students in a private tutoring class.   It covers a wide range of topics, from rocket engines to radiation exposure.

All Space Club lessons are available on a USB flash drive.

Revised October 2017