The LEGO Group Partners with NASA To Build and Explore the Future Of Space
An exciting new LEGO® space mission is about to begin, and you’re invited to join the adventure!
LEGO Education and NASA have teamed up to invite teachers from around the world to participate in an educational program designed to inspire the exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Explore life in space, including a special LEGO tour of the space shuttle and International Space Station (ISS).
Work with ISS crew members to conduct LEGO activities that test the effects of microgravity on simple machines.
Challenge students to solve the problems found in microgravity and present solutions to the ISS crew.
More than a dozen LEGO activities will be conducted on the International Space Station during the 2011-2012 school year. Astronauts on the ISS will build LEGO models, complete educational activities, and record their results through video and crew commentary.
Education activities will have a downloadable teacher’s guide and student worksheet so classrooms can complete the activities on Earth and compare results with the ISS crew. The sets used in these activities include the LEGO Education Space and Airport Set and Simple and Motorized Mechanisms Set.
For more information and an explanation of educational activities planned this fall, visit www.LEGOspace.com or contact Debra at dsmith@LEGOeducation.us.