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About the Course

You may wonder "What makes sun burning all the time?" How do scientists know there are earth-like planets out there? Do you want to know the answers. This course may help you explore the COSMOS little further.

This course is based on astronomy .If you have a gazing eye then you'll get ample opportunities to do your own research and explorations.related to Space. The projects are cross disciplinary and covers concepts from physics, geography, Math, designing, chemistry, etc.

Your participation as a team will help you develop conceptual and 21st century skills while solving major astronomical problems on your own.

Resources & Materials

You will need the following resources & materials to work on the project

  • An empty plastic bottle
  • Cardboard made into a cone and 4 fins
  • A cork
  • A pump with a needle adaptor water
Concepts Covered
Data Interpretation Features of the Sun and Solar System Orbital Motion Laws of Motion Aerodynamics Light and Waves Maps
Target Skills
Problem Solving Logical Thinking Literacy Skills ICT Skills Collaboration
Quality Education Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Climate Action
Observe the Night Sky
Artificial light
Logical Thinking
Data Interpretation
Quality Education
Urbanization is directly proportional to light pollution which means it’s difficult to find dark sky around us. In this project, Learners will locate & assess location suitable for night sky observation.
All About Telescopes
Problem Solving
Logical thinking
Research and Innovation
Experiment with light and build a telescope to observe objects in space. Also study how a not so common instruments makes our daily life activities easy.
Rocket - Let's Launch Them
laws of motion
Center of Mass
Industry Inclusiveness
Space missions are not possible without rockets and are not limited to them. In this project, learner will plan, design, build and test a model rocket to achieve a mission while apply incredible works of Sir Newton
Space Junk
Orbital Motion
Problem Solving
Novel Ideas
As human aspires to be a multiplanetary species making space our route to second home, space junk becomes a very critical problem. In this project, learners will explore space junk and build solution to deal with it.
Mission Sun
Features of Sun
Data Collection
Logical Thinking
Climate Action
The project entails designing a mission to aid space exploration by charting sun, collecting data about the atmosphere, studying and observing patterns, etc.
Problem Solving
ICT Application
Climate Action
Learn how satellite is driving most of the digital world these days. Explore its functions and indulge yourself in solving real-life problem related to satellite systems.
Light Pollution
Astronomical Observation
Based on the various projects, Conceptual understanding, and skills acquired. Learners will explore opportunities around Astronomy and tourism to boost the economy and betterment of the rural areas.
Learner Reviews
Anupriya Mehta
I took Engineering course for my son and found it the most engaging and valuable program till date.
Navneet Singh
My daughter loved reading about space. Astronomy course converted her interest into a serious hobby.
Divya Taneja
Perfect platform for kids to learn concepts & skills by solving problems & making projects.
Tanuja Aggarwal
I loved the way mentor conducted the project with kids and how they co-created a tennis ball picker.
Projects Developed by Learners

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Learners Project


Learners Project


Kids from age 11 to 13 can set up an account and enroll in this course


About Makershala

Makershala is a Learning by Making ecosystem for kids from age 8-16 to help them discover their interests, develop future skills and deepen conceptual understanding. Makershala follows the Project Based Learning approach as its way of teaching in which kids work on authentic, real life & personally meaningful projects.

Kids work on these projects in different educational settings, namely; self-learning; online 1:4 Peer to Peer with a mentor; or in a school. Projects are categorized in different interest segments like Robotics, Coding, Electronics, 3D Printing, Animations, Photography, Machine Learning, Astronomy and many more.

Each project is mapped with classroom concepts, 21st century skills, UN sustainable development goals and interests/careers to not only focus on holistic development of a child but help them identify their calling by giving them exposure to problems that exist in the real world.

Why Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning has the potential to solve many of the learning problems we see today beyond foundational literacy.

  • Ownership: Learners have complete ownership on what they need to know to solve a problem and come up with the best solution in the best way. It can be a concept or a software tool or a skill. Kids involved in projects are never required to be told to study.

  • Interdisciplinary: Unlike traditional learning where subjects are taught in silos and learners develop a perception of liking or disliking a subject. In project based learning, the given problem is supreme and it may require to know something from maths, science and history together.

  • Experiential learning: We generally retain 75% of what we do as opposed to only 5% of what we hear and 10% of what we read, hence PBL helps kids retain what they learn.

  • Lifelong learning: The most important gift that PBL gives to its learners is to make them lifelong learners as this is the most required skill to lead a good life, personally & professionally.

  • Skills & Knowledge balance: Project-based learning doesn’t focus too much on memorizing information, rather it equally demands practising life skills to be able to do better in projects.

How Makershala Works

  • Parents and Kids who wish to start their journey with Makershala, are suggested to pick one interest area of the child and then choose a plan.

  • Parents and Kids after enrolling in a course based on their interest are assigned a batch. Each batch has 3-4 learners and 1 mentor.

  • Each course has 6 guided projects and 1 challenge project.

  • During the project, formative assessments are conducted to evaluate learner’s knowledge & skills.

  • On completion of a project parents and kids get a learning report which indicates the skills and knowledge developed/displayed by them.

  • Kids also build their portfolio which showcases problems solved, solutions created, skills developed, knowledge acquired and technologies learnt.

  • Kids earn rewards in the form of badges, points and coins for their performance in a project, course and overall.

  • Kids are maneuvered to take up courses and projects from different learning segments to gain more clarity on their interests. This eventually helps them in picking up a career.