Student Challenges

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NASA TechRise
DESIGN AN EXPERIMENT TO TEST ON A SUBORBITAL ROCKET OR HIGH-ALTITUDE BALLOON

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Future Creatures
DRAW HOW A RAINFOREST ANIMAL MAY ADAPT IN THE FUTURE DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

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Name that Molecule
CREATE A 3D MODEL OF A MOLECULE THAT YOU SEE OR INTERACT WITH EVERY DAY

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Moon Pod Essay
IMAGINE LEADING A ONE-WEEK EXPEDITION ON THE MOON AND WRITE AN ESSAY THAT TELLS NASA ALL ABOUT IT

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Reinvent the Rover Wheel
CREATE A 3D MODEL OF A REINVENTED MARS ROVER WHEEL

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Next Moon Step
TELL US WHAT YOU'D SAY IF YOU STEPPED FOOT ON THE MOON AND CREATE AN IMAGE OF YOUR FOOTPRINT (PHOTO OR ARTWORK)

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Moon Pod Essay CHALLENGE

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Grades K-4 Winner
My Mission to the Moon, Engineered by:
  • Austin P., Wolcott, IN
Grades 5-8 Winner
One Week On The Moon - The Artemis Adventure , Engineered by:
  • Taia S., Laguna Beach, CA
Grades 9-12 Winner
Dream Big Moon Pod, Engineered by:
  • Amanda G., Lincoln, NE

Name that Molecule CHALLENGE

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Grades K-5 Winner
Capsaicin, Engineered by:
  • Srinija C., Tampa, FL
Grades 6-12 Winner
Luciferin: The Light-Bearer, Engineered by:
  • Brett W., Mount Kisco, NY

Future Creatures CHALLENGE

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Grades K-5 Winner
Dusky Bush Baby (Dusky Galago), Engineered by:
  • Abhinav R., Minneapolis, MN
Grades 6-12 Winner
Tupu Okapi(Stripeless Okapi), Engineered by:
  • Riona S., Clarksburg, MD

Name the Rover CHALLENGE

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Grades 5-8 Winner
Perseverance, Engineered by:
  • Alexander M., Springfield, VA