Life on Europa?

Life on Europa?
Life on Europa?
Jenna Buesser

Above: 8th Grade – Group 3 Presentation

Recently in Design class, our 7th and 8th grade students have been investigating the following Statement of Inquiry: Living organisms interact with their environment in ways that affect their viability. This design "challenge" is directly connected to our Science unit on Biodiversity and Interdependence of Living Organisms. As part of their investigation, students were challenged to design an extraterrestrial organism that could survive on Jupiter's moon, Europa. Students worked in teams to research how organisms survive in extreme conditions on earth and what resources are available on Europa to sustain life. As they moved through the project, students documented evidence of each section of the IB MYP Design Cycle. They were required to research, create a design brief, make 3-D prototypes with Tinkercad, choose the best solution, and evaluate the solution against criteria. This process requires the use of a variety of Executive Skills such as communication, research, organization, collaboration, and critical thinking! Students presented their final creations and described each in detail via Google Meet presentations with their classmates. Check out two presentations above and below!

Below: 7th Grade – Group 1 Presentation