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 will evaluate and select the entries to be performed in space. Teachers can submit entries by eMail, regular mail, or fax. Entry forms and information regarding the Science in Space Challenge criteria can be found on the Pearson Scott Foresman web site listed below.
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