DreamUp to Space Mission 2021

Teams sending experiments to ISS on June 3

We are thrilled to announce the teams selected for flight in the 2020 DreamUp to Space Virtual Mission & Experiment Design Challenge, representing learners from the Lower School of SCVi, iLEAD’s founding school, and iLEAD Exploration. These are the experiments that will head to the International Space Station (ISS) with a targeted date of June 3, 2021. Proposals and videos from eight finalist teams were reviewed by a panel of scientists, with these two teams selected:

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This project challenges young people to understand and explore the impact that microgravity has on matter by asking this question:

“What is the effect of microgravity on living and nonliving things?”

Through a partnership with DreamUp, learners are inspired and empowered to develop the skills and knowledge to design, develop, and propose an experiment that could be run on the International Space Station.

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Understanding and content knowledge include the following:

  • The International Space Station mission as a space laboratory, including the worldwide collaboration and its relative location to the Earth and in our solar system.
  • Why astronauts float and the impact of microgravity on living a nonliving matter without the force of gravity experienced on Earth.
  • How scientists think and work, including the scientific method/process and the importance of setting up and conducting an experiment that will result in reliable data.
  • Proposal writing and the ability to communicate effectively.

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