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Landing on the moon - Planning and designing a lunar landing

In this set of activities, students will plan, design, and build a landing module to secure the survival of the crew (in the form of an egg-naut) landing on the Moon. They will explore which factors should be considered when landing on the Moon, in comparison to landing on Earth. In the design of the lunar lander, students must take risk factors and budgeting into account.

Curriculum links:

  • Identify the forces involved in landing on the Earth and Moon surfaces.  
  • Understand the relationship between mass and gravitational force.
  • Solve a problem using Newton’s second law of motion.
  • Design a project taking into account a budget and risk management.
  • Working in a team under time and money constraints.

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