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Australian Virtual Astronaut Challenge

On Demand

Your team are on the Moon. You need to produce food in order to support life on the Moon.

  • How are we going to sustainably grow food on the Moon?
  • How do we ensure this food is nutritious?
  • How can the environment affect your food?
  • How can the food be stored?
  • Does the food produce enough energy?

Design an experiment, device or environment that can grow food on the Moon.

The 2021 Australian Virtual Astronaut Challenge involved 199 schools & 7000 students across 6 countries in a design challenge for space during the later end of the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Your class can still access the 6 x 1 hour recordings as well as all of the student folios & support documents that support this design challenge

Presenters:

  • Ben Newsome – Fizzics Education
  • Dr Scott Sleap – STEM Industry School Partnerships
  • Ted Tagami – Magnitude.io
  • Lori Waters – Magnitude.io
  • Jim Christensen – Aldrin Family Foundation
  • Wendy Bode – QLD Virtual STEM Academy
  • Ian Preston – NSW Virtual STEM Academy

Overview video

https://vimeo.com/645702032

Get the videos here
https://stem2021.com.au/ava/

Mission Brief

Your team are on the Moon. You need to produce food in order to support life on the Moon.

  • How are we going to sustainably grow food on the Moon?
  • How do we ensure this food is nutritious?
  • How can the environment affect your food?
  • How can the food be stored?
  • Does the food produce enough energy?

Design an experiment, device or environment that can grow food on the Moon.

Engineering challenges

  • Radiation
  • Dust
  • Vacuum
  • Lack of resources

You have 6 weeks!

  • Assess your resources
  • Identify the problem
  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Produce potential solutions

Outcomes

  • Students participate in a design thinking process for solving a lunar challenge.

Full details:
https://stem2021.com.au/ava/


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Fizzics Education


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Website: https://stem2021.com.au/ava/

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