Satellite Shield

Grade Levels: 4-8 | Duration: 60 min

Explore the properties of materials by designing a barrier that will protect a satellite from colliding objects.

Lesson Plan PDF


Grade Levels: 4-8

Duration: 60 min

Concepts/Skills: Physics of colliding objects, absorbing impact, energy, velocity, material investigation, data collection

Objectives: Students will:

  • Design a barrier that can protect the satellite from high-velocity impacts with space debris.
  • Explore design considerations based on material characteristics.
  • Collect data on each material combination they test.