Current student challenge — ROADS on Asteroids

A space craft flies across a star field toward the asteroid Vesta, surrounded by a circle with the words Rover Observation and Drone Survey (ROADS) on Asteroids.NESSP’s 2020–2021 NASA National Student Challenge is ROADS on Asteroids! This year student teams will take a mission to the asteroid Vesta, encountering challenges including engineering and programming, analyses of biological signatures and geologic features, drone flight and impactor drops. ROADS on Asteroids is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards, creating a fun, hands-on activity that can help students meet requirements. Curriculum for a companion course is also available.

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Upcoming ROADS on Asteroids events

NESSP Announcements

ROADS News for Crews, April 28 — Submissions DUE!

G’day, ROADS crews! We’re approaching the end of our mission — your final submissions are DUE APRIL 30.  That’s this Friday! Remember that your submission will include the following materials (please read the complete instructions on the final submissions web page): Mission Development Log (MDL) Mission video Scoresheet We’ve had a few questions about the scoresheet, …

ROADS News for Crews, March 30 — Final deadline adjusted

G’day, ROADS crews! We have good news for you! Final submissions — NOW DUE April 30, 2021We weren’t giving you enough time to finalize your submissions, and so we’ve pushed out the deadline to Friday, April 30, 2021.  Thank you to everyone who wrote in about it! The submissions portal will be open later this …

ROADS News for Crews, March 28 — Chat with an Expert “Investigating Asteroids”

G’day, ROADS crews! We have an expert chat coming up that you will not want to miss — it’s all about how scientists study asteroids!  Hope to see you on Thursday, April 1. Chat with an expert — Thursday, April 1, 2021How do scientists study asteroids? Join us to chat with NASA scientist Nicole Lunning …

The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline

The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline is a collaborative K-12 education effort serving students, teachers, and their diverse communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.