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Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber

Participants of this web seminar learned how to incorporate exciting space exploration problems into their technology and life science classes. Teachers found out how they can use the engineering design process to have students design, build, and evaluate the effectiveness of a lunar plant growth chamber while engaging them in research and standards-based learning experiences.


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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