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Planetary Flight Contests: Grades 5-8

These contests are a part of the Planetary Flight Project.


Planetary Flight Book Jacket: March 26 to April 26, 2001

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Contest Description:
This contest invites students to create a book jacket for a novel about planetary flight.

Directions:
Design a book jacket (cover) for a novel about planetary flight. The book jacket should include the title, author, and illustration on the cover. The binding should include the title of your story and the author's name. The back of the jacket should include a brief description about the characters, setting, and plot of the story. Remember that the description is to hook the readers in to wanting to read the entire novel. Along with the description, the back cover should also include quotes from book reviewers. Have fun and be creative using the information that you have learned from the Planetary Flight Website. Your book jacket should be no larger than 11"x8 1/2".

You may submit your book jacket in the following way:

    1. Fax Submission:
    • Send your fax to NASA Quest (650)604-0978.
    • Include a cover page with the Entry Information listed below.
    • All faxes must be received by April 26, 2001.

    2. For E-mail Submission:

    • In the e-mail message include the Entry Information listed below.
    • Send your e-mail to:
      Susan Lee (slee@mail.arc.nasa.gov)
    • All entries must be e-mailed no later than April 26, 2001.

    3. For Postal Submission:

    • On the back of the paper include the Entry Information listed below.
    • Put it in an envelope and mail it to the address listed below:
      AeroContest
      NASA Ames Research Center
      MS-T28H
      Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000

    • All entries must be postmarked no later than April 26, 2001.

Entry Information:
  1. Student's Name
  2. Teacher's Name
  3. School Name
  4. Mailing Address
  5. Grade Level
  6. Planetary Flight
  7. Book Jacket Contest


Judging Criteria:

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • How well the information for Planetary Flight is depicted on the book jacket
  • Accuracy of the information presented
  • Artistic Creativity

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Planetary Flight Gameboard: April 27 - May 18, 2001

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Contest Description:
This contest invites students to design a game board about Planetary Flight.

Direction:
Design and create a game using information that you have learned from the Planetary Flight Web Site. The game should include a game board and directions for how to play the game. Use your imagination and be creative! Your game board should be no larger than 2'x2'.

You may submit your game board in the following way:

    1. Fax Submission:
    • Send your fax to NASA Quest (650)604-0978.
    • Include a cover page with the Entry Information listed below.
    • All faxes must be received by May 18, 2001.

    2. For E-mail Submission:

    • In the e-mail message include the Entry Information listed below.
    • Send your e-mail to:
      Susan Lee (slee@mail.arc.nasa.gov)
    • All entries must be e-mailed no later than May 18, 2001.

    3. For Postal Submission:

    • On the back of the game board include the Entry Information listed below.
    • Put it in an envelope and mail it to the address listed below:
      AeroContest
      NASA Ames Research Center
      MS-204-14
      Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000

    • All entries must be postmarked no later than May 18, 20001.

Entry Information:
  1. Student's Name
  2. Teacher's Name
  3. School Name
  4. Mailing Address
  5. Grade Level
  6. Planetary Flight
  7. Gameboard Contest

Judging Criteria:

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • How well the information for Planetary Flight is depicted in the game
  • Accuracy of the information presented
  • Clarity of the directions for the game
  • Artistic Creativity

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Planetary Flight Newspaper: May 19 - June 8, 2001

Contest Description:
This contest invites students to create a front page of a newspaper using facts that they have learned from the Planetary Flight Web Site.

 

Directions:
For all of you budding reporters, this contest is for you! Design the front page of a newspaper about Planetary Flight. Include the title of the newspaper, the headline with the feature story and picture, an editorial, an advertisement, and any other pieces that you would like to include in your paper. Don't forget to check your facts, a good reporter always makes sure that their stories are accurate. Have fun and be creative! The newspaper should be no larger than 9"x12".

You may submit your newpaper in the following way:

    1. Fax Submission:
    • Send your fax to NASA Quest (650)604-0978.
    • Include a cover page with the Entry Information listed below.
    • All faxes must be received by June 8, 2001.

    2. For E-mail Submission:

    • In the e-mail message include the Entry Information listed below.
    • Send your e-mail to:
      Susan Lee (slee@mail.arc.nasa.gov)
    • All entires must be e-mailed no later than June 8, 2001.

    3. For Postal Submission:

    • On the back of the newspaper include the Entry Information listed below.
    • Put it in an envelope and mail it to the address listed below:
      AeroContest
      NASA Ames Research Center
      MS-204-14
      Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000

    • All entries must be postmarked no later than June 8, 2001.

Entry Information:

  1. Student's Name
  2. Teacher's Name
  3. School Name
  4. Mailing Address
  5. Grade Level
  6. Planetary Flight
  7. Newspaper

Judging Criteria:

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • How well the information for Planetary Flight is depicted in the newspaper
  • Accuracy of the information presented
  • Writer's use of figurative language and descriptive expression
  • Proper grammar and punctuation usage
  • Artistic Creativity

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Please note:
Winning entries and entrant's names will be posted on this web site.



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