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Ever think about how the Mayans built their pyramids and cities? Or how NASA designed a solar panel with a large surface area that fit neatly into a rocket?


NASA scientists and engineers developed a solution using folding principles.
To develop this innovation, they used spatial skills, computational thinking,
and iterative design and prototyping.

As for the Mayan, they likely employed spatial computational thinking by meticulously planning the layout and dimensions of their pyramids using geometric principles, ensuring precise measurements and structural stability.

Given the last two decades of advances in computing technologies,
there are increasing demands for innovative use of spatial information. 

To address this need, we bring together a multidisciplinary team
to create an innovative learning experience.

Project eSPAC3 is a three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation
that aims to develop upper-elementary students’ spatial computational
thinking skills and awareness in computationally-intensive careers
through designing an immersive culturally relevant enactive

learning experience honoring Latinidad in Minecraft: Education Edition. 

This material is based upon work supported by
the National Science Foundation under Grant #2148732

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