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Challenge #4 Growing Beyond Earth

NASA-Collaborative Research: Growing Beyond Earth

MEDIA: Poster/Video

YOUR CHALLENGE: For four years, middle and high school students have participated in the NASA-partnered Growing Beyond Earth (GBE) project, and have collected growth data for over 130 cultivars of edible plants. Two of those cultivars were selected and recently grown on ISS. As we continue to test new varieties to determine which may be optimal for growing in space, this year’s experiments will compare different cultivars of the same species for their biomass production and health. Upon completion of a 28-day trial, analyze your data and propose a new research experiment based on your first growth cycle. Submit a proposal to Fairchild for review and upon approval, conduct a second trial following your new proposal, analyze the data and include these new results in your poster & presentation.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:

FINAL DATA ENTRY & PROPOSAL DUE: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by 5pm

Electronically submit the following:

Email the following to mmiller@fpconservatory.org

CHALLENGE #4 DATA ENTRY FORM

POSTER ENTRY SUBMISSION: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by 5pm  

Delivered to Franklin Park Conservatory in person or via certified mail (electronic submission of design is not accepted)

Email or electronically submit the following:

SAMPLE EVALUATION FORM

SAMPLE VIDEO EVALUATION FORM