June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
K-12 & Pre-College Engineering
26.610.1 - 26.610.3
Title: Engineering a Spacesuit using Heat Transfer Knowledge (Curriculum Exchange) Abstract: A common question students ask while studying the solar system is “how long would it take to get to Mars?” One challenge in localized space travel for humans is controlling heat transfer during spacewalks; for temperatures rise dramatically when exposed to the Sun and plummet when not. This engineering activity (tested for elementary, adaptable for grades 312) allows students to test materials for radiation and conduction properties and then design a spacesuit during a typical unit on heat.
Bartus, G. (2015, June), Engineering a Spacesuit Using Heat Transfer Knowledge (Curriculum Exchange) Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23948
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