Project plan - Apollo Lunar Landing Module David Grigor For Upper Primary and Lower Secondary (Space camp and Space Academy) Constructing a Landing Module used in the Apollo missions. Aims: Introduce the design of the landing module- what it’s capable of, and why and how. (Its legs are made of aluminium foil bound together to be light and durable). Examine the 3D element of the module to the technology of its design. Understand how the module fits together, and why it’s designed that way. Have a better understanding of the sculptural input of space design- what works in space is different to that on earth. Objectives: Produce a replica model of the landing craft using household resources. Using drawing templates construct the capsule and connecting features. Learn about the capsules purpose as a space craft and why it was so successful during the NASA missions to the moon Planning Lesson 1- Make 1st box using template 1. Using Card, scissors, and glue. Lesson 2- Make 2nd box larger using template 2 same materials as above. Lesson 3- Make 4 legs for module using wire- bend to shape then wrap in 3- 4 layers of silver foil. Thread wire legs into card and loop to secure it. Lesson 4- Make adjacent rectangular box with semi circle as entrance to module. Glue onto top box. Lesson 5- Glue silver foil strips onto model. And attaching buttons as pads to the legs. Lesson 6- Add further details to model like radars (cut round shapes of card and attach to wire to attach to model. and steps for the astronauts (straws are good for this). Resources Card, glue, scissors, pencils, wire, silver foil, paint, buttons. Look at books on Space exploration, Astronomy and the NASA website.
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