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NASA Quest Challenges are FREE Web-based, interactive explorations designed to engage students in authentic scientific and engineering processes. The solutions relate to issues encountered daiy by NASA personnel.
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LCROSS Wayfinding
October-November 2008
(Grades 5-14)
In this challenge, students will learn about navigation in the Polynesian tradition and how that relates to navigation in Space.
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See archive of last LCROSS Challege

LIMA Quest Challenge
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(Grades 5-14)
In this challenge, students become scientists and propose Antarctic research.
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NASA Quest offers a wide range of FREE online tools and resources for teachers, students, parents and others including Web and print lesson plans, educator guides and workbooks:
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Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite website. Be a part of in this exciting mission!
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(Grades 5-9)
Use hands-on math to avoid air traffic conflicts.
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(Grades 5-8)
Search for and design a habitable planet.
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What's the Difference?
(All Grades)
Interactive software allowing side-by-side comparisons.
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Virtual Field Trip (All Grades)
Multimedia application for exploration of areas on Earth identified as analog sites to regions on Mars
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  Radiation Biology Educator
(Grades 9-12)
Designed for pre-service and practicing high school science teachers.
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Robin Whirlybird
(Grades K-4)
Learn about rotorcraft in an interactive storybook.
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  Future Flight Design
(Grades 3-7)
Design air transportation and aircraft systems.
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  Virtual Skies
(Grades 9-12)
Solve real-life air traffic management problems.
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PSA (Personal Satellite Assistant)
(Grades 5-8)
Explore math and physics with a robotic helper.
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 Flies in Space
Moscas en el Espacio

(Grades 5-8)
Step into a space biologist's shoes and predict experiment results.
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 Wings over Mars
(Grades 5-8)

Design robotic airplanes to explore and collect data on Mars.



Students and teachers participate in exploration of scientifically interesting, remote and extreme environments on Earth as analogs for human exploration of the Moon and Mars


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Lassen 2008
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Arctic 2008
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Mars Desert Research Station

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See scientists Maria Bualat and Corey Ippolito on the The Futures Channel demonstrating their fascinating work with robots
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