Elementary Science Olympiad ESO Photo
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Space Invaders
Description
Teams of two students will be quizzed on our solar system and NASA missions from the last 60 years.

Number of Participants / Approximate Time
Up to 2 / 45 minutes

The Competition
1. Student teams will be quizzed in the form of a test on the basic terms and concepts related to our solar system (planets, moons) and general astronomy topics (eclipses, solar flares, asteroids & comets [basics]).
2. Additional question topics will include major accomplishments of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs and the space shuttle era. Students may be asked to associate a particular mission or program with a major accomplishment.
3. Students may also be tested on recent developments in space exploration including Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), and the Hubble Space Telescope (basics).
4. Students will have 45 minutes to complete the test. Time is not a scoring factor.

Study Resources
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/index.cfm
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/50th/main.html
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/main/index.html

Scoring
The team with the most correct responses will be declared the winner. Ties will be broken with pre-determined tie-breaker questions.

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