NESSP’s companion course program offers a curriculum for educators to integrate concepts from the ROADS on Asteroids challenge into their program. Through our curriculum program, we offer both a five-unit curriculum (that educators can adapt to suit their needs) as well as sessions with an undergraduate teaching assistant to provide virtual instruction with hands-on experimentation.
These lessons are being released free in a pilot format for the 2020–2021 school year. This course is organized around the guiding question "How can we, here on Earth, use scientific exploration to understand other solar system objects and use engineering planning to ensure successful missions to these objects?" The curriculum supports Next Generation Science Standards and are aligned with NASA missions. (This link will take you directly to the curriculum files on Google Drive.)
As part of our curriculum pilot program, NESSP is offering classroom support in the form of sessions with undergraduate teaching assistants. These sessions offer virtual instruction with hands-on experiments for any of the units from our ROADS on Asteroids companion course curriculum.