Kerbal Space Guys


Title:
Kerbal Space Guys
Member(s):
Alex and Calvin.
Challenge:
Can we build a ship that will go into space and land correctly? Our goal is to get it into space and land. We are creating a prototype of a rocket that can go into space and land correctly.
Challenge Starters & Examples
Learning:
We are expecting to learn how to land and make a rocket ship. We heard it is really challenging and fun and we want to stretch our learning.
We will be challenged by the fact that some rockets won't go and the wind, etc.
This will stretch us because we have never done something like this and I don't know much about rockets. (Look at the Thinkering Studio Rubric for some ideas.)
Materials:
None. Besides the MacBook.
Main Steps:
  • Ask Luke's group for ideas.
  • Go on and start building.
  • Test the rockets and add things on.
  • By telling Luke what we have done and him evaluating or ideas.
  • I will do the building, and Calvin will do the testing. I will do the wiki, and Calvin will do the research.
  • Which inquiry or design process steps did you include?(Or the Creative Learning Spiral)
Time:
A quarter or 2.
Resources:
  • Words from the group who did it last time. Yes, Luke's group did it. Yes. Kerbal.
  • Luke and his group.
  • By learning more about rockets and landing.
Difficulties:
Landing and getting it to not curve down. By asking for help and trying new things.
By not getting it to go far, not land, etc. (Conduct a pre-mortem)
Sharing:
Sharing/Teaching/Paying It Forward
  • By the peer critique groups.
  • Luke and his group.
Evaluation:
By seeing it land and go super far. By seeing how many meters it can go.
By telling their group we did it and celebrating a tiny bit.
By showing them. Yes, we will take pictures of before and after.
(Look at the Thinkering Studio Rubric for some ideas or possibly Rubistar.)
Design your own rubric.
“What are you making?” “Why are you making this?” and “Who is it for?”
We are making a rocket because it will stretch our thinking and learning.