Engineering Design Challenge: Spacecraft Structures
In this program, teachers found out how to guide students in a hands-on challenge
that allows them to undertake the problem of designing a thrust structure that can
withstand the launch of a water bottle rocket. Seminar participants got an overview
of the activity, explored the NASA connection, shared tips and tricks for implementing
this lesson in the classroom, watched videos of students engaged in the activity,
and discussed possible modifications.
This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences
sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NES is NASA's classroom-based
gateway for middle school (grades 4-8) and high school (grades 9-12) classrooms
providing authentic learning experiences inspired by NASA's unique missions. NES
provides free teaching and learning resources that promote student engagement in
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and opportunities for teachers
and students to participate in NASA's mission of research and discovery through
inquiry-based experiences directly related to the work of NASA scientists and engineers.
For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.
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