July 20, 1969 was One Giant Leap for Mankind! Now, 52 years later, we are celebrating the anniversary of the moon landing with activities brought to you by NASA.
As part of our partnership with NASA and the NAU PLANETS team, we’re thrilled to bring you more free, hands-on STEM activities for learners interested in space and problem-solving for the next generation of travel beyond our atmosphere.
For learners in grades 3-5:
→ In Good Hands: Engineering Space Gloves — Students work as materials engineers, considering the trade-offs of each material in their space gloves to help astronauts complete one of three missions to an asteroid, Earth’s moon, or Mars.
→ Liftoff: Engineering Rockets and Rovers — Students will engineer rockets and rovers to help India and Jacob explore several planets and moons in our solar system.
→ The Sky’s the Limit: Engineering Flying Technologies — Students will learn that scientists and engineers often study harsh environments here on Earth (like the largest sand desert in the world, the Empty Quarter) to understand the environments they might encounter in space.
Activities for grades 6-8:
→ Remote Sensing: Worlds Apart — In this unit, students use the Engineering Design Process to design remote sensing devices that can help scientists learn about a newly discovered moon.
→ Water Reuse: Testing the Waters — Students participating in this unit become water resource engineers as they use the steps of the Engineering Design Process to design creative ways to reuse water.Download all of these activities for free — plus, find videos exploring how the Perseverance Rover uses science to move on Mars on our NASA partnership page!