Galaxy Explorers THIRD CLASS Mission Team            SECOND CLASS Mission Team           FIRST CLASS Mission Team
    ENGINEERING CURRICULUM   Ages 8, 9, 10     Ages 11, 12, 13     Ages 14, 15, 16  
    Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11
PROGRAM MODULES/STRUCTURE   Program     Program     Program  
Content Module What is the Content ? An Introduction to basic Engineering Concepts Space Stations Basic robotics Solar Power More complicated Robotic Principles, cyborgs, and unmanned vehicles Radio Communications Deep Space Communications nanotechnology Bioengineering
Concept Module What will the Mission Teams  learn about? What is Engineering in terms of the Space Program? How are Space Stations put together? Basic principles of ISS How are Robots designed and built? Solar Power use on the International Space Station How are robots used to explore space?  How can they enhance human efforts? What factors influence design?  What promise does future technology hold? How does the Space Program use Communication systems?  What impact does time delay have? Wave propagation. What is the NASA Deep Space Network? And how is it engineered? nanotechnology applications What is involved in Bio-engineering? What are the principles of molecular restructuring?
Activity Module How will Mission Teams Take Action? Design and build Space Program related concepts Design, and build conceptual Space Station/ modular design Build a simple working robot Build a solar cooker Build a more complicated Robot with utilitarian purposes in Space. Design and build a radio Hands-on application miniaturization project Research and Design Project
Program Field Trips/Special Projects Museums/guest speakers/presentations   Robot challenge competition   Career Study
Content Module What is the Content ? Space Suits Life Support Systems. Spacecraft Space Colonies Computer Modeling and Simulation Remote Sensing Orbital Mechanics Artificial Intelligence Mentored Independent Study Project
Concept Module What will Mission Teams learn about? What types of space suits are their? And how do they work? (basic principles) What do humans need to survive in different environments in Outer Space? Consider power, air and water filtration systems. How would a spacecraft be constructed? How would it function? How is a Space Colony constructed? Structures and habitats: shielding, food, logistics, production, in-situ survival strategies. How do we use engineering concepts to design working practical applications for Space work? what are sensors, and how do we use them to explore Space? What are Orbital Mechanics? How do we put things together in Space? How do we use artificial intelligence in space? How created and engineered? Mentored Independent Study Project
Activity Module How will Mission Teams Take Action? Design conceptual Space Suits Puts together more complicated systems for personnel support in hostile environments Design and build conceptual Star Craft. Develop a plan for a space colony.  Design and build a basic Space Colony of human habitation (house hold items). Design conceptual, working model with overlaying engineering principles Interactive simulations and demonstrations Use STK or other software to design and experiment with new orbits Design and put together an advanced intelligent robot. Mentored Independent Study Project
Program Field Trips/Special Projects Museums/guest speakers/presentations Special Presentations & Speakers/Competitions Career Study