In this NGSS aligned design challenge, students are tasked with designing and building an ecosystem that could support a human colony on the moon.
This project is designed for middle school life science students. Students should have some background knowledge on ecosystems and food webs. The assignment is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, including MS-LS2-3 and MS-ETS1-1.
The download includes the student worksheet and evaluation rubric.
Materials needed for design challenge:
-1 shoebox or other similar size box per group
-1 set of other building materials (construction paper, cardboard, foam, wooden craft sticks, paperclips, plastic wrap, etc.) per group
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