Water in Extreme Environments: Activity – Engineering A6

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Activity Timing

5 min. Duo Update
2 min. Set the Stage
35 min. Activity
3 min. Reflect

45 min. Total

Prep Reminder

The Educator Guide has a script, materials list, and prep directions. Be sure to have it open and ready to help guide you through every activity.

  • Prep will take about 30 minutes
  • Get the Duo message ready
  • Set up the Materials Table
  • Copy Mission Profile Images (pp. 73-77, guide)
  • Prepare Mission Simulations (pp. 63, guide).

Key Terms

Improve (in engineering): To make better than the first build. Examples from this activity include easier to move, holds together better, or better at protection.

Space Hazards FAQ's

Space Hazards Vocab List

EDP Steps Used In This Activity

Improve

Purpose

Youth improve their glove for more agility, strength, or to better protect against the hazards of their space environment.

Quick Tips

Build on youth's successes and failures, both are useful learning tools

Duo Message Audio File

Play this file to introduce the activity to youth.

End of Activity Engineering Reflection

Today we improved our space glove. Mistakes help engineers learn and then improve technology.

Key Take Away

We can improve technologies we have designed.

Did you know?

Failure is a big part of the engineering design process. Engineers sometimes make mistakes on purpose so they can learn how to avoid them later when it is more crucial to get it right.