As Moon as Possible
This resource is an activity which takes about an hour to complete . In the activity, scientists are challenged to build a lander from a considerable drop height whilst making sure their marshmallow “astronauts” arrive safe and sound.
I have taught this activity numerous times in the context of summer camp and afterschool programs. This is guaranteed to be a hit with learners who are into engineering and designing the perfect capsule to make sure their astronauts are safe. JPL always provides substantial vocabulary and integrates the design process into the procedure. This is a perfect project for those who want to be challenged to a engineering project you can do with friends or individually. Give it a time limit and you can have a space race.