Patricia Smeyers, a teacher from Secaucus Board of Education, has a great idea for a Lunar Rover Project. Students design a new lunar rover for the future. They create their designs using cloud-based 3-D modeling software and present their engineered 3-D model and research.
The students used an online educational collaborative website to create their presentation and used a wikispace to house their projects.
This activity reinforces the best practice — use of technology to facilitate student collaboration — while incorporating NES materials and NASA opportunities.
Read the article in NEON to find out about specific websites and programs supporting the educational goals of this project.
Link to the NES Virtual Campus home page.