Teachers & Parents

Overview

Spinoffs are like OPTIMUS PRIME- they come from space to solve problems on Earth!

NASA spinoffs are technologies originally created for space and modified into everyday products used here on Earth. These include memory foam, invisible braces, firefighting equipment, artificial limbs, scratch-resistant lenses, aircraft anti-icing systems, shoe insoles, water filters/purification, cochlear implants, satellite television, long-distance telecommunications, and many more.

Through this Challenge, students become aware of NASA Spinoff technology in their everyday world and use their imagination, creativity, and through Mission 2 and Mission 3 use engineering skills to develop ideas for Spinoff use of NASA technologies.

Mission 2 and Mission 3 Engineering Design Packets guide students through the entire process.

To get started, students must download the design packets, then register on this website and receive parental consent.

The student’s registered username and password  will be used to have access to Adobe Spark where they will create a multimedia poster to show off their research and innovative ideas using a combination of text, images and videos.

Completed projects submitted will be reviewed by NASA professionals.

Projects submitted for Mission 3 are also reviewed by college engineering and business mentors. Twenty teams are selected to work with the mentors to develop their ideas further in a 3D multi-user virtual world for InWorld OPSPARC.

 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
Accounts are updated everyday at 8:00 am ET to Adobe Spark. Which means, once a student registers and receives their parent's permission, they will not be able to login to Adobe Spark until that following morning.

QUESTIONS?

Email:OPSPARC@PRIVO.com

Want to promote the contest in your school?

Download & print the flyer.

OPSPARC FLYER

 

Need a letter explaining why parent permission is required for each student?

LETTER TO PARENT

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