Subjects: Physics, Mathematics and Economics
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. Students will calculate the velocity and acceleration during the fall and use Newton’s Second Law of Motion to study the forces on the Earth and Moon.
Age range: 14 – 16 years old
Leaving the Earth is not as easy as it may seem. Learn more about launching into space in this Airbus Foundation Discovery Space animation. More videos here.