- The Great Plant Debate:
A Collaborative Activity
Hardware design: Classrooms around the world design plant-growing hardware, debate
the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches, and then compare
with NASA designs. (September 22 - December 23, 1996)
Data Sharing: Students grow
plants, collecting data to share with other classrooms. Results
are discussed to make sense of differences. (November 1,1996 - February
- Cultural Activity:
Students will be offered the opportunity for cross-cultural interaction
to build better understanding between classrooms of diverse backgrounds.
Additionally, there may be an opportunity for students to submit questions
to Russian students, who in turn will pose the questions they select
to the Russian cosmonauts in space on their behalf.
- Students create material for the NASA web site, inviting interactions
with other students:
Science Fair activity: Kids
submit their ideas of a good science fair project relating to SMORE.
These ideas are posted online for other kids to see and comment back
to the author.
Student Stumpers: Students
send in questions that they believe will challenge other students.
These "riddles" are posted online for direct response to the author.