NASA has teamed up with Pearson Scott Foresman, a preK-6 educational publisher, to offer U.S. students the opportunity for their own science and technology investigations to be conducted on a future space mission by a NASA astronaut. The Science in Space Challenge calls for U.S. schoolteachers to submit proposals, on behalf of their students, for an "inquiry-based" science and technology investigation. One entry each from grades K-6 and grades 7-12 will be selected. As the astronaut performs the selected investigations, teachers and students can follow along via television or the internet. A distinguished panel of key NASA science education experts...

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