Challenge 2: Growing Beyond Earth

For Individuals or Groups (2–5 students per group) — Maximum points: 600 (100 per entry; 2 entries per level)

YOUR CHALLENGE: NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to the moon, to Mars, and beyond. For these long trips into space, astronauts will need fresh vegetables to eat along the way. NASA has created small gardens for growing plants on spaceships. Now, they need your help to invent a machine that can plant vegetable seeds and harvest vegetables grown inside a spaceship. Downloadable PDF

ENTRY SUBMISSION: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 by 5:00 pm

Please visit the below Challenge pages for specific entry requirements.

Challenge 2A (PreK to 1st Grade)

Challenge 2B (2nd and 3rd Grade)

Challenge 2C (4th and 5th Grade)

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