Wednesday, January 9, 2013

NASA Moonbase: Simulation

The space hunt continues and I am finding all kinds of education treasures. If you haven't taken a look at NASA's STEM education resources, give it a go. These guys blow me away with the quantity and quality of resources. Tax dollars well spent.

One of my favorite finds is Moonbase Alpha. Its a video game-like simulation where students are challenged to command a moon mission. Students control astronauts, vehicles, and other cool stuff like rovers to repair damages incurred by a meteor impact. Science, problem solving, hands-on learning, 3-D simulations, and more classroom goodness.