Artemis I: To the Moon and Beyond
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Learning Target: Students will build a decision tree for analyzing errors in flight while comparing and contrasting Earth and Martian resources.
- Watch this video.
- Research the Artemis I series of missions. Learn about Artemis I mission goals.
- Plan and create a decision tree. Make a list of at least five errors/malfunctions that could occur during the mission. A full mission abort is OK, but none of the errors should end in catastrophic failure (sorry, for those interested in ballistic fireworks). Each error will require a decision based on a question. Write a question for each error. Such as:
Error: Booster Rockets are not safely jettisoned.
Question: Continue flight path with boosters attached?
Yes: Modify flight path.
No: Abort mission. Fire thrusters to re-enter atmosphere.
- Create a Sway or PowerPoint that contains the following:
- Project documentation.
- Create a visual annotated diagram for your decision tree. Use Lucidchart's symbol list for creating your decision tree. Annotate decision tree flow chart.
- Answer the following questions:
- How does one of your modified missions justify Artemis I mission goals.
- Should a manned mission to the Moon or Mars be attempted? Why or why not?
- Obtain and provide a Peer Review.
- Revise your work.
- Sway or PowerPoint.
- Submit a Peer Review.
CCSS Math Practice
- I can construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- I can use appropriate tools strategically.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
- Cause and Effect
- Energy and Matter