Participation Requirements

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Teachers must register to attend a mandatory professional development workshop 

  • Those teachers registered for the workshop must submit a Lease Agreement if they plan to participate in this challenge

REQUIRED TEACHER WORKSHOP DATESaturday, January 27, 2024 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm 
During this time, teachers will learn the research protocols. To register, please click here.

FINAL TRIAL 1 DATA ENTRY & TRIAL 2 PROPOSAL DUE: December 15, 2023
The following items are due electronically:

  • Data

RESEARCH PRESENTATION SUBMISSION: Due Wednesday, April 10, 2024

  • Research Presentation (suggested presentation template) submitted to Fairchild Challenge team via provided entry form

✓  Data Requirements:
 Trial 1 Google Form submitted December 15th
 Trial 1 data entries updated weekly on provided Google data sheets.
 All appropriate Trial 1 data fields complete and valid. If there are any irregularities please add to notes section.
 For Trial 1 and Trial 2, weekly student-centered, scientifically-relevant tweets, including the school name, @GrowBeyondEarth, and descriptions of any photographs, illustrations, or graphs
 Trial 2 data entries updated weekly on Google data sheets and completed by the end of March
 All appropriate Trial 2 data fields complete and valid. Any irregularities or empty fields accompanied by an explanation

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✓  Proposal Requirements:
 Based on Trial 1, students designed an original research project
 Proposal utilizes provided template with all sections completed.
 Bibliography citing 3 sources, MLA or APA format

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✓  Presentation Requirements:
 Opening slide includes descriptive title, student’s name, and school name clearly
 Photographs/illustrations/graphs and tables must include captions.
 Presentation is 5 slides maximum (excluding opening slide and references)
 Presentation must include the following: introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, and at least 5 references.
 Bibliography must cite at least 5 sources, follow MLA or APA format

GROWING BEYOND EARTH® STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM DATE: Saturday,  April 20, 2024
The Growing Beyond Earth® HYBRID Student Research Symposium will take place in person at Fairchild and virtually via Zoom on Saturday, April 20. During this event students will have the opportunity to present their Spring 2024 research findings to NASA Scientists. Teams can select to participate in-person or virtually.
Registration link COMING SOON.

EVALUATION CRITERIA: 
For more information on how your submission will be evaluated, see the Symposium Evaluation Sheet