Celebrating over 50 years of space travel, students use the engineering design process as they learn about humans' endeavors to return to the Moon and visit Mars.
Who: Created with 3rd-5th graders in mind, activities could be adapted for 1st-6th and beyond.
Anticipated Supply Cost: It is FREE to use these online curriculum. Materials to implement the curriculum are the responsibility of the user. You can expect to spend approximately $35-$45 per camper in materials. The cost will vary based on materials used, vendor, etc. These activities use many materials that you may already have on hand (paper, scissors, yarn, etc.), which will also reduce the overall cost of the camp.
Design a Crew Patch
Understanding Relative Size and Distance
Creating Scale Models of Moon, Mars, Earth, and the Solar System
Space Survival: Shelters, Space Apparel, Parachutes
Using Robots in Space: Binary Coding, Design a Bionic Hand, Vibration Bot
Life in Space? Mystery Planet Investigation
Transportation in Space: Wind Powered Rover
Spreadsheet with links to purchase and approximate costs. TRSA is not affiliated with these vendors. You may order from any vendor you choose, or use items that you already have. Item price and availability subject to change and is beyond our control.
Printable activities for facilitator's reference, or for students without internet access. We recommend using the camp website (link above) which includes videos and additional information.
STEM Teaching Tips
A resource guide for parents and caregivers containing tips and extension activities.