Remote Sensing Beta Test – Engineering Activity 6: Engineering Showcase

Remote Sensing - Engineering A6 Front

Activity Timing

  • 5 min. Introduction
  • 20 min. Showcase Preparation
  • 30 min. Engineering Showcase
  • 10 min. Landscape Reveal and Family Connections
  • 5 min. Reflect

70 min. Total

Prep Snapshot

Prep Time: 15 min (several days in advance)

A6 Educator Guide

A6 Engineering Notebook

This snapshot intended for quick reminders and is not a replacement of the guide. Be sure to use the guide for detailed preparation instructions and implementation scripts.

Key Terms

21st Century Skills Connection

Collaboration, Communication

Habits of Mind

  • See themselves as problem solvers 
  • Make evidence-based decisions 

Activity Overview

Youth recommend a remote sensing technology to be sent on a spacecraft. 

Guiding Question

How can we share information about our remote sensing technology design with others? 

Youth Will Do

Discuss what they have learned with members of their community. 

Youth Will Know

  • Communicating with others is an important part of an engineering design process. 
  • As engineers, they have valuable knowledge to share about the problem they have solved. 

Family Connections Story Prompt

Can you tell me a story about a time when you showed others something you built or created?

Additional Resources

Connecting Across Activities

  • In the previous Activity, youth improved their remote sensing devices.
  • In this Activity, they meet with community members at an Engineering Showcase to have conversations about their designs and remote sensing.
  • Next, youth can participate in PLANETS Remote Sensing: Science Series to learn more about the science of remote sensing.