STEM EVA Tool Design Challenge
by Tiny Space Adventures
In this lesson, groups will design and build tools that could be used for an EVA mission by NASA. Teams must work with a budget and test out their tools for effectiveness. The team with the best design wins and is awarded the Best Overall Tool certificate from NASA.
Real-world NASA scenario
Group Project-each team wants to win the NASA contract
Teams are responsible to writing team reports, drawing sketches and working with a budget for supplies.
Lesson plan is written using the 5E Instructional Method for STEM
Aligned to Common Core-Mathematics & Next Generation Science Standards: Grades 3-5
Great background information is provided on tools used in space
** This activity is included in the STEM Spacewalking Challenge Project Pack. Do not purchase this activity if you have already purchased the Project Pack.