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Activity Two: Design and Build a Space Habitat

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Grade Levels

Grades 5-8


Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Space Science, Technology, Life Support, Measurement and Data Analysis, Forces and Motion, Microgravity, Missions to Planets and Moons, Models, Space Station


Lesson Plans / Activities

Students will work in teams to design and build a model of a space habitat using the engineering design process.

Students will

  • Apply the steps of the engineering design process to successfully complete a team challenge.
  • Design and build their own space habitat.
  • Test their design, make observations, and collect data for analysis.
  • Improve their model based upon the results of the experiment.

Next Generation Science Standards: MS-PS2-1, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-3

Common Core State Standards:  6.SP.B.5, 7.G.B.6

Activity Two: Design and Build a Space Habitat

This lesson plan is part of the “Habitation With Gateway Educator Guide.”