Design a Mission Patch

Combine your artistic skills with coding and design a mission patch for a mission to the Moon.

Grades 1 - 8
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Introduction

NASA is on an ambitious mission to go Forward to the Moon, stay there, learn, and use what they learn to get humans even further from the Moon to all the way to Mars. Over the next decade, NASA’s plan is to build an open exploration architecture with as many capabilities that can be replicated as possible for missions to Mars.

Tynker is thrilled to bring you a series of Moon to Mars coding challenges based on NASA space missions. The first of these coding challenges is Design a Mission Patch, which gets students to bring their imagination to human spaceflight as they combine their coding and artistic skills.

After NASA selects a crew for a mission, one of the first jobs of the new crew is to create a mission patch that represents themselves and the mission. In this lesson, students will learn about the history and process of creating NASA mission patches as they design and animate their own Moon mission patch using Tynker. Once students have finished creating their Moon mission patches, have them publish their project on Tynker for a chance to win a live video conference with a real NASA expert! The chance for your classroom to win ends at 11:59 PM PT on Sunday, May 5th, 2019. NASA and Tynker will judge and select winners.

Click here for more information about Tynker's Moon to Mars Challenges.

Teacher Guide

Project of the Week
Length
40 mins
Languages
Tynker Blocks
Experience
Beginner