NESSP News: Learn about the National Student Challenge and Upcoming Info Sessions – 🗓

Students in grades 3–12 work in teams of 3 to 6 students. Teams will survey the landscape (via robot), prepare to launch a rocket, and simulate living and working on the Moon. Teams receive recognition as they complete Mission Objectives which model a NASA mission. Materials and equipment are provided to qualified teams. 

Mini-missions are shortened, encapsulated versions of NESSP ROADS programs. NESSP’s mini-mission program offers curriculum and supplies for educators, tribal communities, or youth organizations interested in hosting a day camp with participants in their local communities. Mini-missions work well in a variety of situations from summer camps to Scouting activities to after-school programs. 

Choose from 11 lessons across 4 units featuring hands-on engaging NASA-based science and engineering activities featuring concepts from our ROADS challenges for your classroom, after-school, or community STEM program. Lessons support Next Generation Science Standards and are aligned with NASA missions. Equipment and materials for qualified schools or organizations are available on a 2-month loan.

Do you have questions about how to mentor a team for the upcoming Artemis ROADS Challenge? Curious about how to incorporate the Companion Course into your classroom? We have answers. Join us for an Artemis ROADS II Information Session via Zoom. We’ll cover the Artemis ROADS II Challenge, Companion Course, and Mini-Mission and answer your questions.

We will be hosting info sessions on:

  • November 28, 2023, 4 PM PT
  • January 9, 2024, 4 PM PT
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