Participation Requirements

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Teachers must register to attend a mandatory workshop by September 7, 2022

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

REQUIRED TEACHER WORKSHOP DATESaturday, September 17, 2022 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm OR Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Scientists from NASA will conduct this workshop to introduce their research and the problems they try to solve for future space missions. During this time teachers will learn the research protocols To register, please click here by September 7, 2022.
*Materials will be distributed at a later date.

FINAL TRIAL 1 DATA ENTRY & TRIAL 2 PROPOSAL DUE: December 9, 2022
The following items are due electronically:

  • Data

RESEARCH PRESENTATION SUBMISSION: Due Wednesday, April 26, 2022

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

✓  Data Requirements:
  Trial 1 Google Form submitted December 9th
  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 mid-April
  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 from 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, follows MLA or APA format

GROWING BEYOND EARTH® STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM DATE: Saturday, April 29, 2022, Time TBD
The Growing Beyond Earth® Student Research Symposium will take place VIRTUALLY on Saturday, April 29. During this event students will have the opportunity to present their Spring 2023 research findings to NASA Scientists. Schools interested in presenting at the symposium must register for this even by April 19, 2023. 
Registration link COMING SOON.

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

Additional Opportunities:

OPTIONAL VIRTUAL STUDENT WORKSHOP:

  • Tuesday, September 27; 12:00 pm EST and 2:00 pm ET
  • Wednesday, September 28; 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm ET

OPTIONAL VIRTUAL KENNEDY SPACE CENTER TOUR:

  • Wednesday, October 12; time TBA

CHAT WITH A SCIENTIST:
We will be hosting an OPTIONAL online chat with NASA scientists about the Growing Beyond Earth project. Teachers participating in GBE will receive an invitation a week before each chat with instructions on how to participate. See below for a list of scheduled dates and recordings:

  • Thursday, November 17 at 4:00 pm ET
  • Thursday, January 19 at 4:00 pm ET
  • Thursday, February 16 at 4:00 pm ET
  • Thursday, March 16 at 4:00 pm ET
  • Thursday, April 20 at 4:00 pm ET
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