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Challenge Guidelines

Challenge Guidelines

OPTIMUS PRIME wants YOU to showcase your NASA knowledge in a Glog!

Your Mission: Search for Spinoffs in your Environment

Spinoffs are like OPTIMUS PRIME- they come from Space to solve problems on Earth!

That’s why we need you to identify NASA Spinoff technology in your world and test your skills at changing an everyday object into something that will make your world a better place!

Using a combination of text, images and videos, create a Glogster Multimedia Poster that you will use to share your ideas with NASA.

Your Glogster Multimedia Posters should include:

  • NASA Spinoff Technology research. Demonstrate what you find by filling in the “What is Spinoff Technology?” text box.
  • Photographs or drawings of three objects or technologies that use NASA spinoff technology. Examples should include one Spinoff you find in in your home, another Spinoff you find in your school and the last Spinoff should be one that you find in your environment. Use the text boxes to explain what each Spinoff is and how it works!
  • Original art depicting your own Spinoff invention. Choose an everyday object and change it into something that will help make the world a better place.
  • A brief video explaining how your Spinoff invention works.
  • Any other elements to demonstrate your understanding of Spinoff Technology and to show off your creativity!
Steps to guide you through challenge

Step 1: Register
  • You may work in a team of up to four people or work as an individual to learn about technology and Spinoffs.
  • If you are working in a team, make sure you all of the team members have registered for the Challenge.
  • If you work as a team, you will be submitting ONE Glog but every individual member must register.
  • Learn about registering as an individual or as a team.
Step 2: Engineering a Multimedia Posters
  • As you begin to engineer your solution, make sure you follow the steps listed in Steps to Complete the Elementary OPSPARC
  • Use the Elementary Design Packet to help organize your thinking and follow the guidelines.
  • Make sure you check out the Research Resources Section to help you start your research for information but don’t rely only on those sources.
  • Download your NASA OPSPARC Template. Make sure you choose the right grade level!
  • Be inventive, creative and think out of the box and create your NASA OPSPARC Glog
  • Have Fun!
Step 3: Submit Your Glog
  • Make sure you submit your Glog by the March 8, 2016, 11:59pm EST deadline (not a minute later!)

Good luck!
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