Space Adventures with LEGO

Lego models

Our work on the project “Space Is Our Future” continues. We have already launched a paper rocket, a helicopter, simulated the movement of the rocket, created 3D models. And what else would be interesting and informative to learn about space exploration? And here Ivan Savchynskyi came to my aid. The student is in the seventh grade. His hobby is Lego design. This has been his hobby since childhood. But now it has grown into the creation of animation.

It all started in July 2019. Then Ivan’s first cartoon appeared. Then the collection began to replenish. A YouTube channel has appeared. It’s called “amigos production” because “amigos” means “friends” in Spanish, and Ivan makes all the cartoons for his friends. The hobby is supported by the family. Mum, dad, younger brother help with the sound. The next stage of work was to create a site and organize movies by category. The site also contains tips for those who want to design films.

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How Do Things Fly Against Gravity?

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Paper planes

Within the scope of Airbus Foundation Discovery SpaceAerospace in Classroom“, we discussed the topic of “The Importance of Gravity and Aviation” with our students at our school with an education that includes models and simulators, and to raise aviation awareness. We examined gravity-defying birds, planes, and helicopters, discovered vehicles that fly against gravity. After examining the flight mechanisms, we designed our own flying objects.

Aim of the lesson / Learning Objectives

Students understand that the gravitational pull between the Earth and the sun and the moon is very important, that it is almost impossible for us to live without gravity. They research birds, planes, and helicopters that snow on gravity and understand how they fly.

Results of the lesson

Students who understand the importance of gravity and discover how planes fly, make and fly their planes with materials in their homes.
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Make a Paper Mars Helicopter


Students making paper Mars helicopters

Let’s dive into space!

Boundless, fantastic, mysterious – so distant and at the same time so close, so native and at the same time so alien space attracts us, inspires and motivates us to never stop exploring the space around us, ask difficult questions and seek answers, dream of discovering new worlds and believe in the existence of something really unexpected.

If you are interested in space, construction and research, then this post is for you! Our activity today is to create a cardboard rover for our own space mission.

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Space Is Our Future – Fly me to the Moon

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Learning scenario “Mission to the Moon: Fly me to the Moon” By Barry McGuire helped me to develop my own learning scenario in the “Aerospace in Class”

The purpose of my lesson is to involve and stimulate children to learn about rocket flight. The students designed and programmed the rocket to show the importance of aerodynamics. They also learned about various forces that can affect their missiles.

During this lesson, students:

• Identified the main features of rockets designed for space travel

• Identified the design features required for a safe space flight

• Created and made their own rocket

• Tested the flight of the missile they developed and reviewed the findings. The children watched the video “Launch into space”, created by the Airbus Discovery Space Foundation. After watching the video, the students discussed the word “Aerodynamics”. They discussed why one shape is more aerodynamic than another, and where they could see it in the world around them.

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