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Patrons learn about the use and structure of satellites and use the engineering design process to design, build, test, and improve a model satellite

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: Show this video as an example of an Earth-orbiting satellite
Hints for uses in your library Consider cutting out the tangram sets prior to the activity for younger patrons who may have trouble using scissors
Related Links How-to Video Part 1
How-to Video Part 2
NASA's Eyes on the Solar System
Diagram of the Cassini Spacecraft
3D Model of Mars Odyssey Orbiter
JPL's Engineering Design Process
NASA's Engineering Design Process
Originating Source NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Image credit: NASA
Related Books
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Satellites by Steve Parker
Satellites by Ron Miller
NASA by Dan Elish
Satellites: Exploring Space by David Baker

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Build a Satellite

Build a Satellite

Patrons learn about the use and structure of satellites and use the engineering design process to design, build, test, and improve a model satellite