Registration Now Open for a New NASA Spotlite Challenge: Cloud Detectives
Two Science Activation project teams, NASA eClips™ and NASA’s Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC), have partnered with the GLOBE Program and GLOBE Observer to co-develop and promote a new NASA Spotlite Challenge: Cloud Detectives. NASA Spotlites are short (90-120 second), student-produced videos that address common science misconceptions.
This new Cloud Detectives Spotlite Design Challenge asks participants to select one of two misconceptions about clouds: 1) All clouds produce rain; 2) Clouds are made of gas. Student teams investigate their selected cloud misconception and make a claim to refute that misconception. The teams are then challenged to investigate, make observations, and gather evidence to support their claim, at which point, they must write an engaging script and produce a short video that debunks the misconception. In the video, teams are asked to illustrate a demonstration or experiment that they used to disprove the misconception. This activity encourages students to engage in a real science demonstration/experiment with the support and supervision they need. Registration for the Cloud Detectives Spotlight Challenge is now open with a video submission due no later than March 25, 2022. (Award No. NNX16AB91A)