Archive: Engineering Design Challenge: Spacecraft Structures, May 22, 2013

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This web seminar took place on May 22, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. The presenter was Jordan Snyder, NASA Explorer Schools Education Specialist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In this program Mr. Snyder shared an activity that challenges students to design and construct a strong but lightweight structure that can withstand the launch of a water bottle “rocket.”

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  • on Tue May 28, 2013 11:10 AM

This is an outstanding webinar on so many levels! Jordan Snyder takes us through a mini tutorial about how the Next Generation Science Standards are being used in this hands-on science design engineering activity. He explains the cycle in a design challenge. He provides a historical & next steps perspective of NASA space explorations. Finally he provides super video clips and step-by-step instructions for constructing and using the launch pad apparatus with your students. The activity is highly engaging and will probably inspire a whole new generation of fledgling engineers and scientists to help NASA continue the journey to outer space.

Carolyn M  (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Carolyn M (Buffalo Grove, IL)

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