In this project, students will learn about the engineering design cycle. They will learn about how astronauts must have specially designed food packages to use in space. They will go through the engineering design process to design, build, and refine a package that will allow astronauts to eat M&Ms in space.
This activity is number 5 of 5 in a mini engineering unit. It is aligned to
the NGSS Engineering Design Standards (3-5-ETS1 and MS-ETS1). You can use this resource as an individual activity or get the entire mini unit here:
Engineering Design Mini Unit
This project is appropriate for upper elementary school to lower middle school and takes three class periods.