The basic idea of the current MOOC “Our Fragile Planet” is to empower teachers from all levels of education to teach space- and astronomy-related topics to their students, as was done in the previous three MOOCs. This online course is built in such a way that all teachers can participate, focusing especially on those who are interested in astronomy but never had the opportunity to learn more about it or who have very little background information and do not feel comfortable communicating basic information about our planet to their students.
The course therefore aims at getting you acquainted with the topic of Our Fragile Planet and the ways of effectively introducing it with the help of Space Awareness resources in a relevant curriculum in the science classroom. Furthermore, the course will address questions of diversity related to space sciences and provide guidance and resources for introducing students to a range of space careers.
Module 1: Planet Earth Module 2: Climate Change – Part 1 Module 3: Climate Change – Part 2 Module 4: Climate Monitoring from Space