NASA-Collaborative Research: Growing Beyond Earth
YOUR CHALLENGE: Since 2015, middle and high school students have participated in the Growing Beyond Earth (GBE) project, and have collected valuable data such as germination rates, growth habits
and edible biomass production for over 110 varieties of edible plants. Results of these student-led experiments helped NASA scientists to select two of the four new plants to test on the International Space
Station. This year, students will experiment with continuous harvest procedure on new plant varieties and evaluate their potential for future space travel. Upon completion of a [mandatory] initial 28-day trial, and [optional] 50-day trial, analyze your data and create a research poster showing your results.
- Schools must submit a Memorandum of Agreement by Wednesday, October 3, 2018 if they plan to participate
- Participating mentor teachers must attend a mandatory professional development workshop at Franklin Park Conservatory to receive protocols, data sheet access, and NEW growth chamber materials, which will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9–11am.
- Students must submit data and research poster for complete entry submission.
DATA ENTRY DUE: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by 5pm
Electronically submit the following:
- Challenge #4 DATA Entry Form
POSTER ENTRY DUE: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by 5pm
Deliver the following to Franklin Park Conservatory in person or via certified mail:
- Challenge #4 POSTER Entry Form
- Research Poster (See Poster Template)