Artemis ROADS II Unit 3 Lesson 1: Building Habitats on the Moon

This lesson’s guiding question is, “How can we design and build a functional habitat using resources available on the Moon?“.

Lesson Summary:

Students will start by considering how and why structures on Earth are built, and then consider the needs of astronauts living and working on the Moon. They will experiment with simulated Moon regolith as a building material, then design and build a scale model of a habitat to meet the astronauts’ needs. Finally, they will document what they did in this lesson.

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Artemis ROADS II Mission Objective Alignment:

This lesson is aligned with Mission Objective 4, which focuses on researching different habitat designs in order to build and test their own scale model structures that could possibly protect the astronauts from the harsh conditions at the south pole of the Moon.