Students will learn the engineering design process while studying the moon, humans, and their roles in the Solar System. Students will be given a set of challenges created to help them experience how engineers must “imagine and plan” before they begin to build and experiment. The challenges will investigate how we investigate the moon remotely, what modes of transportation are possible, and how humans might live and work on the moon. By working in teams students will determine an answer to the driving question by imagining, planning, creating models, conducting experiments, collecting data, and evaluating their recorded data in their Lunar Mission Journal.
How can we as engineers design, model, and simulate, a lunar mission to decide if life on the moon is possible? Should we shoot for the moon?