MISSIONMAKERS - NASA STEAM & MAKER PROGRAMS

A suite of FREE STEAM and Maker programs developed by Eurekus & McREL International for NASA Discovery & New Frontiers Programs. Get the teaching and leading resources below to implement with your own classrooms and communities.



SIMPLE MACHINES SHOE BOX ROVER
Explore mission design and engineering through kinetic Making!

  • Inspiration Decks (Print sets and cut in half for learner use)
    - NASA Spacecraft
    - NASA Instruments
    - Shoebox Rover Models
    - Everyday Simple Machines
    - Solar System Images
    - Dwarf Planets Pluto & Ceres
  • Maker Videos
    - 14 Short Videos to Guide Simple Machine and Maker Investigation Here on YouTube

 

  • Introductory Materials
    - Shoebox Rover Intro
    - Simple Machines Glossary
    - Shoebox Rover Materials List
    - Shoebox Rover Guide
  • Templates (Print PDFs onto colored card stock)
    - Box Side Template
    - Box Top Template
    - Antenna
    - Large Rectangular Prisms
    - Small Rectangular Prisms
    - Cube & Trapezoidal Prisms
    - Lever Practice Templates
    - 5 mm Grid
  • Learner Videos
    - Student Video
    - Educator/Leader Video

OSIRIS REx & MOTORIZED MOBILES
Work in teams to build a kinetic scale model of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu. Dig deeper into mission design and engineering by making motorized mobiles!