ERIC Number: ED499696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
Moon Munchies: Human Exploration Project Engineering Design Challenge--A Standards-Based Elementary School Model Unit Guide--Design, Build, and Evaluate (Lessons 1-6). Engineering By Design: Advancing Technological Literacy--A Standards-Based Program Series. EP-2007-08-92-MSFC
Weaver, Kim M.
NASA Educator Resource Center at Marshall Space Flight Center
In this unit, elementary students design and build a lunar plant growth chamber using the Engineering Design Process. The purpose of the unit is to help students understand and apply the design process as it relates to plant growth on the moon. This guide includes six lessons, which meet a number of national standards and benchmarks in Technological Literacy, Science, Science Literacy, Mathematics, Social Studies, and English Language Arts: (1) Natural Resources on Earth; (2) Exploring the Moon; (3) Providing Light for Your Plants; (4) Watering Your Plants; (5) Designing the Growth Chamber; and (6) Building a Lunar Plant Growth Chamber. Each lesson includes a lesson snapshot, an overview, a 5-E lesson plan, lesson preparation materials and references. Resource documents are appended.
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Lunar Research, National Standards, Astronomy, Engineering, Scientific Literacy, Technological Literacy, Natural Resources, Elementary School Students, Curriculum Development, Design
NASA Educator Resource Center at Marshall Space Flight Center. One Tranquility Base Drive, Huntsville, AL 35807. Tel: 256-544-5812; Fax: 256-544-5820; Web site: http://erc.msfc.nasa.gov/field_center.html
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.