Spaceship to Mars


The constraints of building for space travel become more clear as students design a model for a spaceship frame that can withstand weight and uses as few materials as possible. They learn about which geometric shapes are stronger and other properties of materials as well as about the concept of inertia.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Hands-On Activities
Discipline:Aerospace, Mechanical
Topic(s):Space/Transportation
Grade:6-8
Time:60 minutes or less