NASA Kids in Micro- g is a student experiment design challenge geared toward grades 5-8. Its purpose is to give students a hands-on opportunity to design an experiment or simple demonstration that could be performed both in the classroom and by astronaut crews aboard the International Space Station.
Experiment challenge winners and runners-up will be selected by a panel consisting of microgravity scientists, International Space Station operations and NASA education personnel, and classroom teachers. The national winner and five runners-up will have their experiments conducted by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station in the March-May 2011 timeframe.
NASA will be accepting experiment proposals through Dec. 8, 2010.
For more information about the NASA Kids in Micro- g Challenge, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/nlab/experimentchallenge.htmlBe sure to take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions section to help answer questions you may have as you develop your proposal. You may submit your own questions as well.