Build to Launch: Free STEAM Learning Series by LEGO Education and NASA

By 6/21/2021 12:17:00 PM

LEGO® Education and NASA are releasing a free digital learning series launching in September 2021. Build to Launch: A STEAM Exploration Series is designed to spark student curiosity and increase engagement in STEAM through the upcoming Artemis I mission.


The 10-week series includes interactive episodes and open-ended prompts grouped into three learning themes aligned with the mission: Getting to Space, Testing and Transport, and Working in Space.

About Build to Launch: A STEAM Exploration Series


  • 10 weeks of space-themed STEAM curriculum that follows the journey of the LEGO® Space Team as students apply STEAM practices based on educational standards and explore forces and motion, energy transfer, computational thinking, and more.
  • Three lesson themes that are representative of various STEAM careers at NASA and the phases of launch preparation for the Artemis I mission.
  • Interactive episodes where teachers and their students can submit questions to be answered by NASA and animated LEGO® Education minifigures.
  • Open-ended prompts encourage student creativity and engagement through hands-on learning, while offering flexibility for teachers. An additional Teacher Resource Guide will give support to completing the open-ended lessons.




Build-to-Launch can easily be implemented for grades K-12 into their curriculum. From astronauts to engineers and flight controllers, each interactive and hands-on lesson will highlight and explain careers at NASA to inspire students to see themselves in these roles.

Students will work together to solve out-of-this-world problems just like the NASA teams they’re learning about. Throughout the series, students will also follow along and interact with the LEGO® Space Team, featuring LEGO® minifigures as members of the flight and ground crews involved in a typical space mission.

For real-time engagement, students and teachers can tune into student press conferences hosted on the LEGO Education YouTube channel by LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime minifigures Kate and Kyle as they prepare for the mission as part of the Space Team.

Each episode will set up the theme of the next module, and students will be encouraged to submit questions ahead of time for Kate and Kyle and their NASA counterparts to answer.

The Build-to-Launch digital learning series will be made available online for free and can easily be adapted for non-tech use, with materials available in classrooms everywhere or with LEGO Education sets.

Teachers and parents are invited to sign up to receive more information and be notified when the Teacher Resource Guide becomes available before the full experience launches in September 2021.

To learn more, visit - www.LEGOeducation.com/BuildtoLaunch

To learn more about the Artemis mission, visit - www.stem.nasa.gov/artemis

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