Submissions for this first checkpoint challenge come from Mission Objective #03 “Search for Signs of Life” in the ROADS on Asteroids manual. For classes following our companion course, crater formation is covered in unit 3, lesson 2 and unit 3, lesson 4.
What’s the objective?
The checkpoint challenge has three components:
- Methane detection associated with dead or decaying organisms
- Carbon dioxide detection associated with respiration, geological, and/or human activity
- Search for small invertebrates
Your team should record a short video showing your explorations in search of signs of life (methane, CO2, macroinvertebrates) and discussing your conclusions.
What you’ll submit
- Video of your team’s search for signs of life (formats accepted: .mp4, .mov)
- Media release forms
About the media release forms
NASA requests a media release form for any person whose face is shown in the video, whether student or adult. Your forms can be submitted either as uploaded documents or as a link to your documents elsewhere (such as a Google Doc, a doc on Dropbox, and so forth).