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Challenge 3:
Packing up for the Moon

Student will work in a team to design and build a model plant growth chamber able to provide a growing area of one square meter yet only having a delivery volume of 0.1 cubic meters or less. The model must use a system of expansion from its stowed shipment package to its final deployed structure. The plant growth chamber model may or may not be connected to the lunar habitat, but must have a way for the astronauts to have access to the chamber once it is deployed.

Objective:
Students will design and build a tabletop model of a plant growth chamber that can be folded, stowed, and shipped on a rocket.
Grade Level:
5-8
Time Required:
Approximately 20 – 35 Hours

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