Commemorating the 50th anniversary of America’s moon landing and NASA’s renewed focus in returning to the moon, we invite you and your students to investigate the challenges and opportunities offered by a moon landing challenge. Mrs. Blumer’s 6th and 7th grade science students from Greenville Jr. High School (Greenville, IL) share their solutions to challenges in creating a lunar lander, lunar rover, space suit (Barbienaut), rocket and successful heat shield that will all be needed for NASA’s return to the moon.
In addition to investigating the moon landing challenge, students also learn from an engineer from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. This segment of the program focuses on the various careers available in engineering and the importance of teamwork and collaboration in solving an engineering problem.
More information about the archived program, including learning objectives, program agenda, featured national standards, and related learning activities are included in Teacher Tool 743 below.
To help you with teaching your own Space Engineering Design Challenge with your students, download Teacher Tool 748 from our guest Jackie Blumer, M.Ed, AIAA STEM Teacher, and 6th and 7th grade teacher at Greenville Junior High School.