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NASA's BEST Engineering Design Process - Grades K-2

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This is the educator's guide for a set of activities that teach students about humans' endeavors to return to the moon. The emphasis is for students to understand that engineers must "imagine and plan" before they begin to build and experiment. Each activity features objectives, a list of materials, educator information, procedures, and student worksheets. Students should work in teams to complete the activities. Note: Activities do not align to all objectives that are listed; specific activities align to specific objectives.

Material Type: Curriculum, Lesson, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Unit of Study

Author: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Making Objects Move

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Students study the motion of objects by brainstorming and experimenting with the different ways that a ping-pong ball can move. They will then create a structure that can be used to move an object from one place to another. They are encouraged to observe and test their structures, revising them as needed.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Science Netlinks