This is a lesson about designing and building an effective sunshade for a model MESSENGER craft. Learners will build a model of MESSENGER. They will use a scientific approach to solve problems and work as a cooperative team. They will discover their own strengths, and those of others, and will witness firsthand the importance of both successes and failures. This is activity 4 of 4 for the Pre-K - 4 range of "Staying Cool."
Keywords:Grade 2,Grade 3,NSDL,Grade 4,Physical sciences:Heat and thermodynamics,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,MESSENGER,Mathematics,History of science,Engineering and technology:Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft,Physical sciences:Energy,Upper Elementary,Planetary Science,The nature of science:The scientific process,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123704577T,The nature of science:Science and society,Early Elementary,The nature of technology:The design process,Elementary School,History/Policy/Law,Physics,Engineering,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics:Measurement,Technology