LEGO Education takes off in new programme with NASA

LEGO Education is teaming up with NASA and the Artemis I team to bring a STEAM learning series to young students.

Today, LEGO Education announced a brand new, free programme: Build To Launch. It will span 10 weeks and cover the technology, STEAM concepts, and careers behind the Artemis I mission to the moon.

To run the programme, there is a whole new group, the LEGO Space Team, working closely with the Artemis I team to put together the interactive, digital learning course. Participants will be able to experience similar situations like NASA engineers, scientists, and astronauts.

The lessons are open-ended so students can spend as much time as they need to get stuck inot the digital adventures. LEGO Education also states that there will be ample opportunity for the young people to ask questions, test out designs, and carry out investigations, among other tasks.

“Space is one of those things that sparks curiosity hugely, and curiosity helps drive engagement and engagement helps drive learning,” said Esben Staerk, President of LEGO Education, in an interview with Space.com.

“Being able to engage in real-world examples while they’re taking place — [such as] bringing the mission into the classroom, trying to figure out what tools the astronauts are going to use and if those tools have to work on the ground or in space, and so on — hopefully sparks some future STEAM [science, technology, engineering, art and math] careers and maybe some future workforce for NASA.”

You can sign up for Build To Launch and stay up to date on what the LEGO Space Team are up to by filling in your details on their website.

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