Lesson plans- Making a Landing Module by qpn10303

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									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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