NASA: Moving Cargo

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How does NASA transport people and cargo to planets? The five-lesson unit breaks down the transportation system that scientists use to transport cargo to space. Pairs team up in order to devise a transportation system that will carry the cargo safely across various terrains.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To shorten the time needed for the unit, determine what pieces can be done in a flipped classroom environment
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires classroom space for presentations, small group work, and fabrication
  • The individual lesson requires a variety of materials and resources which are listed in the lesson preperation section of each lesson
Pros

  • Provides links to websites and other resources required for the individual lessons
  • Each lesson plan is constructed in the same manner, providing the teacher with consistency throughout the lesson
  • Includes ways to assess pupil understanding
Cons

  • None