Looking at the night sky, the mind is filled with wonder. Many questions come up while looking at the twinkling stars. To satisfy the curiosity of children, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has suggested a free online course for children above ten years of age! The online course for students announced by the Indian Space Research Organization is called ‘Overview of Space Science and Technology’.
Topics related to space science and technology will be covered as part of the course. Including space technology and Indian space program, space systems, astronomy and space science, satellite, meteorology and its applications, planetary geoscience, satellite based earth observations and remote sensing technology, remote sensing applications of government structures, urban studies Has been included.
Students will also study experiments such as reading satellite images for data extraction and problem solving using geodata access and geographic information systems from online data repositories. Will create career opportunities in online learning resources and geo-special technology. The purpose of this course is to acquaint young students with various aspects of space science and space technology. To impart knowledge and awareness.
Satisfying the desire to learn and know more. Students above 10 years of age from Indian and foreign schools can take this online course for free. It is run by the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing. It is also part of the Massive Open Online Course initiative. To apply for this course, one must first go to the website of the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing. You have to register there. Detailed information will then be sent to the students’ emails.
Which will allow them to participate in online sessions. After successful registration and activation of the account, students will be emailed their login credentials for the e-Class Learning Management System. Students can also download a PDF version of the study material from the e-Class Learning Management System for their future reference. The course started on June 6 this year and will continue till July 5. This is a 10 hour course. Students will be able to watch online videos in English. Videos of this course can be viewed frequently for study. There will be questions for students after seeing it. Students are required to participate in a quiz assessment after completing the video session. Students can also post their doubts in the discussion forum. Distinguished astronomers of the country, scientists will conduct this course specially made for school children.
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Certificates from IIRS and ISRO will be awarded based on the attendance of students in technical sessions and scores obtained in the online quiz assessment. A minimum of 60% score in the quiz and 70% attendance in the video sessions will be required to obtain a certificate of participation in the course. Those who wish to apply also need to study the course booklet for more information. The finer points will become instinctive. ISRO often takes such steps to promote aerospace among the youth. ISRO recently asked them to apply for a residential training program. Nearly one lakh students across the country applied to participate in it.
Out of which 150 were selected. ISRO’s ‘Young Scientist Program’ lasted till May 28. In which the youth from every state and union territory of the country participated. The training program was conducted at Vikram Sarabhai Space Center in Thiruvananthapuram, UR Rao Satellite Center in Bangalore, Space Application Center in Ahmedabad, National Remote Sensing Center in Hyderabad and North-Eastern Space Application Center in Shillong. Training sessions include classroom teaching, interactions with eminent scientists, laboratory visits, sky observation, robotics and censet tests. ISRO’s new online course is expected to play an important role in spreading interest in space technology at the school level.