To use our knowledge about gravity, motion, and the engineering process to design and build a shock absorbing spacecraft to safely land our “astronaut” on the moon.
We were given the following materials to use:
- A piece of card stock (approximately 4 x 5 in)
- 1 small paper cup
- 3 index cards
- 1 regular marshmallows (aka the astronaut)
- 10 miniature marshmallows
- 3 rubber bands
- 4 plastic straws
We worked in partners to design, test, evaluate, and redesign! Here is a video of our presentations and final landings.
Which spacecraft do you think could with stand a two-story drop?