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ERIC Number: ED511740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 156
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Lunar Nautics: Designing a Mission to Live and Work on the Moon. An Educator's Guide for Grades 6-8. EG-2008-09-129-MSFC
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Lunar Nautics is a hands-on curriculum targeted to youth in grades 6 to 8, that allows the students to design, test, analyze and manage a space mission from initial concept to project funding. Lunar Nautics provides opportunities for development of problem solving skills and critical thinking skills that are needed to design, organize and manage a space mission through its life cycle. The curriculum is designed as a template curriculum that can be applied to any space mission: past, present or future. Each section of this guide contains background information, demonstrations and activities that support the section topic and the overall design and engineering goals of Lunar Nautics. This guide is divided into sections that touch upon space mission awareness, concept understanding, teamwork, design and proposal development. Educators can use this guide with great flexibility in a variety of formats such as week long day camps, after-school programs, a classroom unit or simply as supporting curriculum. An appendix providing useful information for the Lunar Nautics program is included. (Contains 3 figures.) [This paper was produced by the Discovery Place, Inc.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), George C. Marshall Space Flight Center