One of my favorite parts of attending the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program was the camaraderie within our teams and the symbolism within our team patches. I knew this was something I wanted to incorporate into my classroom this year.
I divided each of my classes into four teams (Lenticular, Nacreous, Noctilucent, and Radiatus), and we talked about team patches and meanings. Eventually, students had a chance to create their mission patches. Some of the results are really creative, and most found interesting ways to incorporate the meaning of their team’s name into their patch. (The team names are based on rare types of clouds.)
Here are the amazing results: