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ESA Competitions for School 2020/2021

on 10 September 2020

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is inviting primary and secondary teachers and students to apply for the various school projects of the European Space Agency for the 2020/21 school year.

Astro Pi, Climate Detectives, Mission X, Moon Camp and CanSat will each be launching on a dedicated day in the week of 14 to 18 September, as follows:

14 September — The European Astro Pi Challenge

Level: 6 to 19 years old

The European Astro Pi Challenge offers students and young people the amazing opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in space, by writing computer programs that run on Raspberry Pi computers on board the International Space Station (ISS).

15 September → Mission X: Train like an astronaut

Level: 8 to 12 years old

Mission X: Train like an astronaut is an international educational challenge that focuses on health, science, fitness and nutrition and encourages pupils to train like an astronaut.

16 September → Moon Camp Challenge

Level: 6 to 19 years old

In this international and inspirational programme students will use innovative learning technologies to design their own Moon settlement with a 3D modelling tool.

17 September → Climate Detectives

Level: 8 to 15 years old

In this project, teams of students are challenged to “make a difference”; they identify and investigate a local climate problem by using satellite images or by taking measurements on the ground, and based on their results propose a way to monitor or mitigate it.

18 September → CanSat

Level: 11 to 19 years old

In this project, teams build a small satellite (the size of a soft drink can) that will be launched up to 1 km on a small rocket.

Further details about ESA’s projects for schools can be found at this link.

Image credit: ESA