Wednesday, March 21, 2007

NASA Student Challenges


NASA Space Pennant Design Challenge Captures the imagination of your students as NASA prepares for the historic first spaceflight of an Educator Astronaut, Barbara Morgan.Spark the curiosity, creativity and imagination of your students with the NASA Space Pennant Design Challenge. Participating students will create a design, conduct research and write an essay about the design's connection to exploration. Six finalists will be announced and one overall winner will be selected through online voting at KOL, AOL's service for kids. The winning design will be flown aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour during the STS-118 mission. The contest begins on March 15, 2007, and entries are due by April 10, 2007. Online voting will take place May 3-17, 2007. For more information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/5-8/features/F_Flying_a_Flag_Educators.html

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/k-4/features/F_Flying_a_Flag_Educators.html

NASA Quest HiRISE Image Targeting ChallengeHelp NASA on the quest for signs of water on the Red Planet.The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, now orbiting Mars, is helping NASA search for signs of water on Mars. Students are invited to help choose regions of Mars for HiRISE to image. The HiRISE team will pick several suggestions and image them with the camera in the coming months. The winning team will represent the first people on Earth to see the resulting image and will have the chance to search for signs of water in the image.Background information, teacher guides, student activity books and tutorials are available online to help students choose a region. Interested teachers and students are encouraged to log on to a training webcast taking place on March 21, 2007.Challenge entries are due April 7, 2007.For more information, visit: http://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/hirise/index.html

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