Space STEM: Design a Spacecraft, Create a Constellation, & Write About the Trip

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
Formats Included
  • PDF


Want to up your engagement immediately as you learn about outer space?

Try out this freebie to build a rocket ship to take your students to the moon. Follow the Engineering Design Process in a Makerspace that will allow your students to problem solve and collaborate with their peers.

Give students a chance to create their own constellation using toothpicks and marshmallows.


What's included?

* Rocket ship Planning Page with materials included

* Rocket ship Planning Page with no materials listed

* Constellation STEM: marshmallows and toothpicks needed

* What would you bring to space? Writing Prompt


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.


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