The NEO Deflection App, created by Aerospace in partnership with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a science-based tool that uses physics and orbital mechanics to model an approaching asteroid that can be deflected using multiple parameters: time, launch vehicles, asteroid type and distance.
The app, originally designed for one user, has been updated to incorporate groups of participants so they can collaboratively deflect an asteroid headed toward Earth. In the enhanced version, diverse teams can engage in different scenarios and friendly competition to save Earth from an impending impact. As they work together, they communicate and simulate possible solutions.
Try this app with your high school class and give your students the opportunity to save the world!