Are you a teenage rocket maker or a teacher of teenage rocket makers? Then you will be interested in the recent announcement from NASA about the What If? Live Student Design Challenge. This challenge, launched last Tuesday, is described by NASA thusly:
“What If? is designed to excite students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The goal is to develop their creative and analytical abilities by learning about the growing need for green fuels and designing a vehicle propulsion system using commonly available materials, including sweet treats and carbonated beverages. Students in two age categories, 14-16 and 17-18, may work alone or in groups of as many as four. They must create a research plan, write a research paper, develop and build the propulsion system, make a video showing the vehicle in action, and submit the video to judges via YouTube.com.”
You can read more on the WhatIf? site here.