Image: Astronaut and their glove

Title: Living In Space - Learning How Astronauts Work In Space
Author: Frances Dellutri, Deputy Manager of EIS Education

Topic: Space Science, Engineering

Grade (Age) Level: Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-10) 

NGSS: Engineering Design

Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

Performance Expectation 

Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

Short Description: 

This lesson helps students to understand how astronauts perform tasks while on an extravehicular activity (EVA - a spacewalk. Astronauts use gloves custom fit to a particular astronaut. The outcome of the lesson is for students to design a more useful, manageable glove to help them better perform tasks outside the International Space Station or any space vehicle.