Summer just started, but here’s a reason to get excited for school this fall! LEGO Education and NASA just announced Build to Launch: A STEAM Exploration Series, a 10-week lesson series meant to reignite kids in the classroom and educate on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. Immersive lessons will focus on the NASA Artemis I mission and what it takes to launch a rocket to the moon.

Starting in September, you can find the series online for free and both teachers and parents can sign up for more information and notifications. The sessions will be grouped into three learning themes: Getting to Space, Testing and Transport and Working in Space. Adding in a LEGO spin, kids will use minifigures to simulate the work of members of the flight and ground crew. There will also be weekly press conferences from the LEGO Education YouTube channel. There’s even an opportunity to build and assemble rocket parts!

Artemis I is the first in a series of increasingly complex lunar missions that will prepare NASA crews for eventual human exploration of Mars. It will include a spacecraft launched on the most powerful rocket in the world, meaning it will fly farther than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown. During each learning module, kids will learn about the important jobs involved in the launch and work on problem solving and communication. They’ll also prototype, test and build parts similar to the Space Launch System rocket.

If that’s not engaging enough, kids will also have the chance to submit questions to be answered by NASA and animated LEGO Education minifigures! Make sure your teachers know about this awesome learning resource and get ready for some interstellar learning this fall.

—Sarah Shebek

Featured image courtesy of LEGO Education


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