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STEMonstrations: Engineering Design Process



Grade Levels

Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12


Engineering Design, Technology, Space Station


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In this episode, join astronauts Tom Marshburn and Matthias Maurer aboard the International Space Station as they discuss the engineering design process and demonstrate how technology was engineered for the station’s microgravity environment.

Classroom Connection: Engineering Design Process Classroom Connection

Grade Levels: 6-12

Time Required: 60 minutes

Next Generation Science Standards:

MS-ETS1-1 Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

HS-ETS1-3 Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as social, cultural, and environmental impacts.

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