Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 4/24/2015
Principal Redding’s shares the good news
- Understanding: Did the video demonstrate and convey an age appropriate level of understanding of the technology, the associated NASA project/mission, and the commercial spinoff application/benefit?
- Engaging: Was the video captivating and interesting? Was there a compelling argument why the spinoff story chosen is important?
- Creativity: Did the participant(s) present the spinoff in an inventive or creative way? Does it stand out from the rest of the entries?
- Critical Thinking: Is an additional spinoff opportunity identified? (One that is not currently used in the public sector.)
Rubric to determine finalists and winners Click here to watch Barrett’s Volcanic Exploration Drone video http://youtu.be/O0MoSvcEgY0 NASA contest page http://itpo.gsfc.nasa.gov/optimus/results.php Click here to view the press release describing the project OPTIMUS PRIME is more than just a well recognized name from TV and movies; it is a great analogy for NASA technology transfer and therefore, an excellent teaching tool. OPTIMUS PRIME began in space and transformed itself in order to come to Earth; OPTIMUS PRIME goes undetected and helps people while protecting them. Similarly, NASA technologies, though designed for space applications, are often modified and transformed to go into everyday products used on Earth; they often go undetected and often help people. Photos of the students in action: https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectdiscovery/sets/72157651791784438/