New Teachable Moment: Meet NASA’s Next Mars Rover, Perseverance

Audience: K-12 Educators, Parents and Caregivers

Perseverance is NASA’s most advanced Mars rover yet. Learn more about NASA’s goals for the rover and find out how you can bring the exciting engineering and science of this mission to students with lessons and do-it-yourself projects covering topics like biology, geology, physics, mathematics, engineering, coding and language arts. 

This Teachable Moment from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, provides background information, resources and standards-aligned lessons. Visit the site for videos, lesson plans and more.

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2021 BIG Idea Challenge: Dust Mitigation Technologies for Lunar Applications

Audience: Full-time Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Faculty
Notice of Intent Deadline: Sept. 25
Entry Deadline: Dec. 13
Contact: BigIdea@nianet.org

NASA’s 2021 Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge is an engineering design competition open to teams of five to 25 students from Space Grant-affiliated colleges/universities. Teams are challenged to submit robust proposals for near-term dust mitigation (or dust tolerant) technologies that could be used for lunar applications near or in the Moon’s South Pole. Selected teams will receive awards from $50,000-$180,000 to bring their ideas to life!

The challenge is sponsored by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate and NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement. It is managed by the National Institute of Aerospace.

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