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Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators

Space

Use virtual experiences and hands-on, standards-aligned STEM lessons to guide students as they explore key concepts in aerospace and engineering. Aligned standards include the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS: Math), and Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS: ELA).

Lesson Plan
Science, Technology

Space Ergonomics

Three 45-60 minute class periods

As new employees on Boeing's Human Factors Team, students are tasked with their very first project: a complete redesign of the International Space Station's fitness center. Students will begin by exploring the concept of ergonomics and the importance of exercise in space to redesign a fitness center that meets astronauts' needs in space.

Lesson Plan
Science, Technology

Welding Opportunities

Three 45-60 minute class periods

Students imagine they are part of Boeing's Early Career Rotational Program and learn about the science behind welding, explore its uses across manufacturing and aerospace, and ultimately prepare a presentation that highlights this career path for a school job fair.

Lesson Plan
Science, Technology

Mars Landing

Three 45-60 minute class periods

As landing engineers in Boeing's Beyond Earth division, students are challenged with creating a landing system for the world's first crewed Martian-bound spacecraft. They will create and test their model to see how it would fare in deep space.

Lesson Plan
Science, Technology

Deep Space Gateway

Three 45-60-minute class periods

As "planetary research scientists" with NASA'sSolar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), your students will research and analyze potential solutions to establishing a lunar base. Then they will write about their best solution for getting a base on the Moon.

Lesson Plan
Science, Technology

Long-Endurance Space Flight

Three 45- to 60-minute class periods

As "in-training members of NASA's mission control staff", your students will explore scale, proportion, time, and distance to understand potential problems of long-endurance space flights. They will also research the effects on astronauts and communications. Then they will write a statement on how NASA should address the challenges.

Lesson Plan
Science, Technology

Topology Optimization

Three 45-60-minute class periods

As interns on Boeing’s Additive Manufacturing team, students will be presented with the challenge of minimizing spacecraft weight in order to maximize flight capabilities. Students will gain an understanding of the concept of topological optimization and then interpret and apply the results of recent spacecraft pressure testing as they design and build a new model that removes unneeded materials and maximizes efficiency.

Virtual Field Trip: Innovating the Future

Join Boeing and Discovery Education on a mission to inspire the world through aerospace innovation with an exclusive virtual field trip to historic Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. This behind-the-scenes tour will introduce students to just a few of the amazing Boeing employees who are preparing to write the next chapter of space history with the launch of the Starliner/CST-100 spacecraft and the deployment of the Space Launch System (SLS).

360° Extended Reality Video – Discover Mars

Imagine what is possible when hands-on learning meets 21st century immersive technology. The following 360° extended reality experiences allow students to imagine themselves in places like Mars and to see how science, technology, engineering, and math is allowing humans to explore, learn, and create in ways we never have before.

Experiential Videos: (Space-Related)

Witness the expansive wonder of space with Boeing – the leader in aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Watch how Boeing brings space closer to Earth than ever before with new spacecrafts, innovative teams, and new technologies that are changing the future of space exploration.