Lunar Colonization

This Lunar Colonization unit also includes:

A five-lesson unit challenges teams to design a complex to allow people to colonize the Moon. The teams first work in order to understand the challenge before becoming experts. Expert teams learn about different aspects needed to survive and bring that information back to the design teams before creating their designs and gathering public opinion for their final presentations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • As groups struggle with particular concepts, bring similar struggling groups together in order to provide a mini-lesson
  • Research other lunar base designs along with artists' concepts
Classroom Considerations

  • The unit contains more than 80 pages of resource documents, many of which are in color

  • Resources contain math practice pages
  • Contains multiple assessment measures throughout

  • None