Students learned about asteroid mining, mining on the moon and lunar power
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Students in Robin Guenther’s STEAM lab at West Melbourne School for Science participated in a state-wide initiative “Dream Big Florida” to help spark students to visualize the future of life in space.
In class, students discussed the scientists and engineers that are imagining why humans need space and designing materials to use in space.
The students learned about asteroid mining, mining on the moon, lunar power, and even learned about work underway to send people to Mars.
After learning about all the exciting engineering that is happening, students were introduced to the project and asked to imagine what we, as humans, would need space for, how would we get there, and what equipment would we need.
Students were then asked to create postcards answering the question “Why do you think Earth needs space?”
The postcards will be flown to space and back on the upcoming launches of Blue Origin’s New Shepard reusable rocket.
Once in space, the postcards will be mailed back to each student with a ‘Flown to Space’ postmark.
When asked about this project, Ms. Guenther said “As a teacher, the most exciting part of this endeavor is to see the students excited about learning and allowing their creativity to soar as they imagine the future that they most definitely will be an important part of”.