- The Biology of Human Consciousness
- CSI: Seattle
- Evolution and the Fossil Record
- Flight and Space Exploration
- From Bats and Bowerbirds to Music and Art: The Neurobiology of Perception
- Indistinguishable from Magic: New Technologies, Science Fiction, and Us
- Introduction to Image Processing and Python
- Numbers and Reasons
- Opposites Attract: Creative Thinking in the Sciences and Art
- Secret Codes and Online Security
- Sensory Worlds and Behavior of Animals
- Sustainable Energy Solutions for the 21st Century: Science, Technology, and Policy
- This is Your Brain on Drugs - Literally
- What Animals Can Teach Us About Human Behavior
FLIGHT AND SPACE EXPLORATIONBasic elements of aircraft flight, rocket propulsion, space travel, and contemporary space missions will be presented and coordinated with laboratory activities to help foster a deeper understanding of aerospace technologies. Events leading up to key milestones of airplane flight and space exploration will be reviewed in the context of the historical issues of the times.
What the Course Covers
- Hands-on laboratories include balsa-wood airplane construction and flight testing, water-bottle rocket construction and launching, and the use of NASA mission cost estimating tools.
- Tours of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics laboratory facilities offer opportunities to experience cutting-edge research and a trip to the Museum of Flight will be organized.
- In addition to recommended reading material, course assignments will include individual essays, laboratory worksheets, and a small group project focused on the development of a space mission to explore some part of our solar system.
- Students with an interest in aerospace and space exploration
- Students majoring or minoring in computer science, mathematics and the sciences
- Students with an interest in science fiction
This course can be used toward completion of the Natural World (NW) requirement.
Meets: T W Th F, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Instructor: Carl Knowlen
Course Number: A A 198
Course Status: Open