Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Taking the Classroom to the Stars

YouTube and Lenovo, in cooperation with NASA,  made an amazing announcement on Monday.  They have started a science contest called SpaceLab.  Students around the world from ages 14 to 18 can enter individually or in teams of three and pitch ideas for experiments to be performed on the International Space Station.  Two winning entries will be built and then flown to the space station where astronauts will conduct a demonstration to be broadcast via YouTube.

This is a great opportunity for kids from all over.  Check out this New York Times article to read about past experiments designed by school age kids and done on the space station like the one designed by seventh graders from Portland, OR.

The deadline is December 7th.  So get your kids and their schools involved soon.

YouTube SpaceLab

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