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Mars Lander Design Challenge

Resource Type
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
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Submitted By
Katarina Smith - one month ago
Description
Engineering is a broad field that presents many o…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Katarina Smith - one month ago
Description
Engineering is a broad field that presents many opportunities for creative problem solving and hands-on learning. The engineering design cycle is a framework for thinking that can be broadly applied across all subjects and connects well to the new Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies curriculum. In this activity, students act as engineers and participate in a hands-on STEM lesson related to space science, while utilizing the engineering design cycle. Students will build a “Mars Lander” and test our their designs!
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Cross-Curricular
Science
Earth Science
Physics
Keywords
Design
Engineering
Space
Mars
Learning Standards
- Understand the basic structure of the Engineering Design Cycle and how it relates to the Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies curriculum - Use Inquiry-based learning to solve a design problem - Understand how to build a narrative around STEM activities - Explore an activity that relates to space exploration
Duration
60 - 90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 24, 2019