Space Exploration
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Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
What is the space elevator? [E]
Test if the number of particles collected during a satellite mission is related to the orbit distance from the satellite to the object being observed. [E]
Which planet in our solar system (other than the Earth) has the safest environment for humans to live on? [P]
Make an alien that can survive on the planet Mercury [P]
Research the physical traits of Pluto and design an alien that can survive on this planet [P]
What is Terraforming? [E] [P]
Moon Science Fair Projects
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Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Measuring Exoplanetary Radii Using Transit Photometry [P]
How Old Is the Universe? [E]
Efficacy of Human Excrement and Other Fertilizers in Dead Soil: Creating Lasting Food Sources for Deep Space Exploration [E]
Design of a prototype Lunar Plant Growth Chamber (LPGC) for use as a part of a manned lunar habitat. [E]
Is there life in outer space? [P]
Research the history of space exploration and Canada’s contribution. [P]
Explore Space Stations and Space Shuttles [E] [E] [E] [P]
Examines the relationship between age and strength of o-rings by use of Arrhenius equation in this experiment to artificially age o-rings through heating. [E]
Moon Science Fair Projects
Mars Science Fair Projects
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Can neural-networks help us discover exoplanets more efficiently? [P]
A Determination of the Optimal Dark Matter Model for the SPARC Galaxies [E]
A Search and Exploration of Multi-Exoplanet Systems Using Novel Photometric and TTV Algorithms for the K2 Mission [E]
Are We Alone in the Universe? [E]
Make a Galilean Telescope and Recreat Galileo's Astronomical Experiments [E]
Research Radio Astronomy and Build an Amateur Radio Telescope [E]
Simulation and Animation of the n-Body Problem in Two-Bodies (addressing the problem of satellites becoming "space junk"). [E]
Analyze ultra-high energy cosmic ray showers and characterize their energies and apparent direction of origin. [E] [E]
Moon Science Fair Projects
Mars Science Fair Projects
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