NES Engineering Design Challenge Brings Rigor and Relevance to Classroom

NASA Explorer Schools educator Kaci Heins from Northland Preparatory Academy had seen the Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal Protection System demonstrated but did not have the lesson plans. However, this year she saw the module for the Thermal Protection Systems in the NASA Explorer Schools lesson library. She was thrilled because she had to teach thermal energy to her students as part of the new sixth-grade science curriculum. She knew this would be the perfect investigation to incorporate rigor and relevance into this unit.

Take time to read the NEON forum post <> to learn how Kaci used this lesson and see how you too can use it in your classroom.