Explore Moon to Mars: Science on the Moon
Wednesday 12/14/2022
7:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12
Artemis Learning Pathway

Science on the Moon 

In this online PD session, you will learn how to bring the excitement of Artemis I Special Cargo - the purposeful passengers and miniature satellites to your classrooms with hands-on activities and pedagogical recommendations.

The Purposeful Passengers on Artemis I flight named Campos - the Moonikin, Helga and Zohar – the phantom torsos will fly aboard Orion with sensors to gather data before the missions with astronauts. Along with data on acceleration and vibrations, they will collect important data on radiation necessary to ensure a safe flight for our Artemis astronauts.

The hands-on activity highlighted in this session will simulate space radiation shielding on a spacecraft and the selection of materials to build a spacecraft.  Materials List for Session 3: Here

Moonikin Part 1

Deepika is a NASA Education Specialist at Texas State University. She works to support NASA EPDC efforts nationally - both face-to-face and virtually. Deepika has worked in STEM Education in various capacities – as a researcher, educator, outreach coordinator, member of a non-profit startup, and K-8 Educator. She has enjoyed building diverse experiences in STEM education and hopes to add unique value to Educator Profession Development at NASA. Deepika has degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Mysore, India (Bachelors), University of Maryland, College Park (Maters), and Purdue University (Ph. D.) where she researched how to teach fundamental disciplinary concepts in Electrical Engineering.