When:Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:Von Karman Auditorium, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Target Audience:Educators for grades K-12
Overview:Update: Oct. 22, 2019 – This workshop is full. See below for online resources related to this workshop.
Explore engineering practices and methods using cheap, simple components. Discover ways to make engineering projects and lessons more accessible in the classroom without breaking the bank.
- This workshop is not available online; you must be physically present to participate.
- This workshop is limited to educators at U.S.-based institutions and organizations.
Questions? Call the Educator Resource Center at 818-393-5917.
Can't attend the workshop? Explore these standards-aligned lessons online.
Spaghetti Anyone? Building with Pasta
Students use the engineering design process to build a structure to handle the greatest load and gain first-hand experience with compression and tension forces.
Time < 30 mins
Planetary Pasta Rovers
Using only pasta and glue, students design a rover that will travel down a one-meter ramp and then travel an additional one meter on a smooth, flat surface.
Time 1-2 hrs
Students design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land.
Time 30 mins - 1 hr
This free workshop is offered through the NASA/JPL Educator Resource Center, which provides formal and informal educators with NASA resources and materials that support STEM learning. For more information, visit the Educator Resource Center page.