Astronaut Boot STEM Challenge (K-5)

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Astronaut Boot STEM Challenge (K-5)

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Subjects: Engineering Design, General Science, Space Sciences

Grades: Kindergarten - 5th 

Resource Type: Stage 2 - Engineering Design Challenge

Teaching Duration: 2 hours

Total Pages: 24

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Student teams build astronaut boots using the Engineering Design Process to protect astronauts traveling to the Moon or Mars. Paper, bubblewrap, craft sticks, and other common supplies may be used for students to meet the constraints to protect an astronaut's feet in the harsh environment of space. Students learn about space suit design as well as history and current events of space exploration. This product has 2 options that connect students to real world STEM! Choose the Moon or Mars as the astronaut's destination and use the accompanying handouts to complete the mission!

As with many STEM activities that are student-driven, this challenge can be tailored to students of various skill levels and abilities.

Included in this product:

  • Detailed teachers guide with links to resources

  • Grading rubric for the engineering design process

  • STEM Career Connections

  • Real-world STEM history and science handouts

  • Student handouts to guide them through the engineering design process