An engaging design task to encourage creative thinking and design engineering.
Have you ever wanted to travel into space? Here’s your chance!
This design activity allows students to design, plan and make a space rocket using various craft materials. The resource includes a task overview and a student planning sheet.
Students use the Engineering Design Process to generate new ideas
Have you heard of the Engineering Design Process? By following a series of steps, students can bring their unique ideas for their space rocket to life. The steps include:
- Asking questions
- Brainstorming ideas
- Planning the product
- Creating the product
- Making improvements
- Sharing products
Perhaps you might like to create a space classroom display to show off your students’ amazing designs!
Australian Curriculum alignment
Generate, develop and record design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling
Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to safely make designed solutions
Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques
Select and use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques and use safe work practices to make designed solutions
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