Grades 9-12

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Get ready to start your engines!
Glogster will open the NASA Challenge in November.
In the meantime, sign-up if you haven't already to get your Design Packet and start to search for NASA Spinoffs.
  • Spinoffs Everywhere!

    Optimus Prime patchLearn about NASA Spinoff technology and, if you choose Track 2, focus on technology related to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

    Just like an engineer, use an Engineering Design Process.

    Create a Glogster Multimedia Poster, a “Glog,” filled with text, images, and video to share your ideas with NASA.

    Let’s Get Started!

    There are two different tracks you can choose from.

    Track 1: Glog

    Steps to Complete the Grades 9-12 OPSPARC Glog

    The steps below guide you through this challenge to create a Glog that showcases your creative and innovative ideas.

    * To get started with Glogster, you first have to sign up!

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    * To get started with Glogster, you first have to sign up!

  • 1 Sign up

    • Read through the following steps to be sure this is the challenge for you.
    • Sign-up for an account. You will need parent permission for this first step.
    • Once you sign up, you will receive the NASA OPSPARC Design Packet to guide your work.
      • Are you a veteran to the OPSPARC challenge? If you signed up last year, you can skip the first sign-up and go to “Get Started with Glogster.” You can sign-in with your account from last year to receive THIS year’s Design Packet.

    The NASA OPSPARC Design Packet guides you through all of the following steps.

    2 Be a Researcher

    3 Be an Engineer and Create your Own Spinoff

    4 Complete the Design Review

    5 Submit

    * See project timeline on home page for deadlines

  • Track 2: Glog + InWorld OPSPARC

    Take your Spinoff ideas into a 3D virtual world!!

    Use the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and JWST Spinoffs to inspire your creative ideas for Track 2. In addition to creating a Glog to showcase your innovative thinking, challengers in THIS track will also have the opportunity to take their ideas into a 3D virtual world.

    Twenty teams (grades 7– 12) from this Track will be selected to continue developing their designs with a college engineering and business mentor in the NIAUniverse, a virtual world and gaming environment.

    Mentors will select the teams they choose to lead by reviewing the submitted Glogs.


    Steps to complete

  • 1 Sign up

    • Read through the following steps to be sure this is the challenge for you.
    • Sign-up for an account. You will need parent permission for this first step.
    • Once you sign up, you will receive the NASA OPSPARC Design Packet to guide your work.
      • Are you a veteran to the OPSPARC challenge? If you signed up last year, you can skip the first sign-up and go to “Get Started with Glogster.” You can sign-in with your account from last year to receive THIS year’s Design Packet.

    The NASA OPSPARC Design Packet guides you through all of the following steps.

    2 Be a JWST Researcher

    3 Be a JWST Engineer and Create your Own Spinoff

    4 Complete a Design Review

    5 Submit

    * See project timeline on home page for deadlines

    6 InWorld OPSPARC (Twenty selected teams)

    InWorld OPSPARC
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    College mentors work with selected teams to improve designs, create 3D virtual models of the designs, develop a marketing plan and showcase this work within NIAUniverse.

  • InWorld

  • InWorld

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    Teams interact with scientists and engineers through a design review and virtual world Q&A sessions.

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    The InWorld OPSPARC Guide is included in the NASA OPSPARC Design Packet you receive when you register for Track 2.

  • InWorld

  • Sneak Peak

    Once you register you will have access to these guides and tools.

  • Student Design Packet

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  • Glog Template – Track 1

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  • Glog Template – Track 2

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