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East Islip Science Club Designs “Lunar Landers”

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Science Club members at East Islip High School recently worked in teams to complete STEM challenges with adviser Lauren Ferlin. One of the most exciting challenges was to design and build a “Lunar Lander” – a shock-absorbing device that could safely transport two astronauts (represented by two pieces of bubblegum). Just as engineers had to develop solutions for landing different kinds of vehicles on the Moon and Mars, students had to follow the engineering design process to design and build a shock-absorbing system. Students worked in teams to build their Lunar Landers using simple materials such as index cards, cotton balls and plastic cups, then improved these designs based on the results of their test landings.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022