Design a Spacecraft to test for Life on EuropaActivity Overview: This activity challenges students to design a spacecraft that will travel to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, and test for the presence of life. Students should take into account various factors affecting the design of a spacecraft travelling to the outer solar system as well as develop tests to determine if life is present on Europa. The designs can be submitted to the NASA's Quest Project to be posted online.
Goal: To design a spacecraft that will travel to Europa, perform a series of predesigned tests and determine whether or not life exists on Europa.
We would like to post
student work online to provide a focus for later discussion. It is hoped
that this activity will foster student learning in the following areas:
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