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Engineering Design Process: On The Moon Educator Guide

This web seminar showcased two activities from the On the Moon Educator Guide: On Target and Feel the Heat. This session prepared teachers to implement these activities in the classroom. They received an overview of the activities and learned how to use them to challenge students to design and test a method of consistently delivering a payload to a designated target and how the engineering design process can be applied to building, testing, and improving a solar hot water heater. Participants collaborated with other participants about how the activities can be modified to address various grade levels and how to manage hands-on activities in the classroom.


This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NASA Explorer Schools invests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators to inspire and engage a whole generation of future scientists, engineers and technicians that NASA needs to continue our journey. NES gives educators of grades 4-12 free access to NASA’s people, missions, research, and facilities. We take the work out of searching through thousands of materials on the NASA website and provide a comprehensive set of teaching materials for dozens of STEM concepts. For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit

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