Spaced Out Sports is a national student design challenge for students in grades 5-8. The purpose is for students to apply Newton’s Laws of Motion to designing or redesigning a game for International Space Station astronauts to play in space. As students design a new sport, they learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion and the effect of gravity on an object. They predict the difference between a game or activity played on Earth and in the microgravity environment of the ISS.
Participating student teams submit game demonstrations via a playbook and a video. Winning teams will be selected regionally and nationally by NASA Stennis Space Center’s Education Office.
Entries must be postmarked by February 1, 2011.
For more information head on over to the Spaced Out Sports website. http://education.ssc.nasa.gov/spacedoutsports.asp
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