NASA Engineering Design Challenge
Everybody enjoys fresh food, and space explorers are no exception. Since astronauts can’t take enough fresh food to last for a long duration mission, plant growth will be an important part of future exploration. Scientists are trying to figure out how to grow food in the lunar environment, and they would like your student’s help.
NASA and the International Technology Association, or ITEA, invite you and your students to participate in the NASA Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber. Elementary, middle and high school students design, build and evaluate lunar plant growth chambers -- while engaging in research-based learning. Students learn the engineering design process and how to conduct a scientific experiment.
Lots of great education resources, including K-12 lessons plans are available at
To find out more about all of NASA’s engineering design challenges, go to http://edc.nasa.gov →