The free NASA STEM lesson plans introduce the practice of computational thinking and include elements of a real NASA mission. NASA’s Artemis program will return humans to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972, the year of the agency's last Apollo moon landing. This Educator Guide provides four standards-aligned activities to help students learn about NASA's Orion spacecraft that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond. In this session, we will design and build a crew module model that will secure two 2-cm astronaut figures during a drop test. The PowerPoint will be available to all participants. The PowerPoint will include the videos and activities including the tips and pointers.
5 min - Welcome and Introduction to NASA Artemis Mission
10 min- STEM Engagement strategies and culturally relevant teaching
10 min- Introducing the Engineering Design Challenge
20 min- Teams Design a Crew Vehicle
10 min- Testing the Crew Vehicle
5 min- Reviewing the Resources and Q and A
NASA provides free educational resources that include educator guides with standards-aligned activities to help students use computational thinking while including elements of real NASA missions.
Susan Kohler (NASA Glenn Research Center: Cleveland, OH)