INQUIRY. COMPLEXITY. THE BIG PICTURE.
In our classes we model, teach and support a fundamental cognitive and scientific skill: inquiry.
Immersed in the exciting fields of space sciences, physics, and astrobiology, our students learn to analyze problems from different perspectives, recognize interconnections and identify feedback loops.
Working alongside peers from around the globe, students practice posing questions in novel situations, and develop critical thinking by modeling complex systems and human error.
"What defines a successful discussion? It is when you walk out with more questions, than answers"
- Peter Senge
What's the worst space travel hazard?
Can microbes change planets?
Is Mercury hot or cold?
Who sets space laws?
Do you need water to support life?
Is it ethical to terraform planets?
Are flat planets possible?
Can ice be hot and not melt?
Is a single water molecule wet?
Should we modify the human genome for space travel?