High School Challenges-in-Depth

2015-2016

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             Educator


Designs: Million Orchid Project Mobile Lab 
Entry form, Academic Standards, Evaluation sheet

RESOURCES:
Field Trip Extensions
Fairchild's Million Orchid Project  
Fairchild's Million Orchid Project video overview


Educator entry formEvaluation sheet


2



Global Challenge: Environmental Change 
Entry form, Academic Standards, Evaluation sheet


RESOURCES:
Viewer's Choice voting
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

3

Exploring Environmental Sciences 

Entry form - Spring, Activity Descriptions, Table/Student Selection Form, Student Liability Form, Academic Standards, E-vite flyer

RESOURCES:
Student Opportunities 
Lewis Vaughn Memorial Scholarship 
Fairchild Summer Internships Flyer & Application (deadline passed)  

Sustainability Degrees/Sustainability Careers
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

4 Citizen Science: Growing Beyond Earth 
Letter of Agreement (closed), Entry form, Data sheet (shared per school),
 Academic StandardsEvaluation sheet

RESOURCES:
Frequently Asked Questions: Trial 1; Trial 2 & Harvest
Welcome letter from NASA
How to set up your Mini Botany Lab for GBE (list of materials)
Protocol for high schools; 60-day trial protocols
Measuring and Weighing: 60-day trial
Control, Experimental, and School Choice Vegetable Varieties
Growing Beyond Earth: Experimental Plants
vocabulary list
Data entry/social media for this challenge
GBE spreadsheet tutorial video
NASA Professional Development
Plants in Space Presentation & Videos
Massa et al., July 2013
Massa et al., October 2013
Massa et al., July 2015
Teacher Workshop
Student Workshop 
@FairchdChallnge 
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

5 Botanical Illustrations: Plants from Faraway Places 
Entry form, Academic StandardsEvaluation sheet

RESOURCES:   
Student workshop - RSVP todayArt Workshop Flyer 
American Society of Botanical Artists
6

Environmental Debates: Feeding Our Planet 
Entry form, Academic Standards, Entry Requirements, E-vite
2015-2016 Environmental Debate Topics - NEW!

RESOURCES:
National Speech and Debate Association
British Parliamentary Debate Guide
Videos of British Parliamentary Debating
Debate Workshop Flyer, Student Workshop
Sparking the Debate: How to Create a Debate Program
Institute on the Environment
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

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Research Paper: Growing Food in the Past, Present, and Future 
Entry form, Academic Standards, Evaluation sheets: 7A, 7B, 7C

RESOURCES:  
7A: Croft, Alfred. The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural        Consequences of 1492, 30th Anniversary Edition, Westport, CT:          Praeger Publishers, 2003. Book.
7B: Brownfields and Land Revitalization
       Brownfields and Urban Agriculture
7C: TEDx video
       Institute on the Environment
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

8  Green Cuisine: Meals for Space Exploration 
Entry form, Table/Recipe Card, Academic Standards, Evaluation sheetE-vite 

New Challenge 5 Table - MS
New Challenge 4 Table - HS

Challenge 5 Table - MS
Challenge 4 Table - HS

RESOURCES:  
Please, email us your school name for a link to the calorie calculator.
List of Space Candidate Plants
Culinary Quick-Tips video: Sanitation 
Cuninary Quick-Tips Video: Presentation
Plants in Space Presentation & Videos
Massa et al., July 2013
Massa et al., October 2013
Massa et al., July 2015
Teacher Workshop
The Fruit Hunters Part 1The Fruit Hunters Part 2
 
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

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Citizen Science: The Million Orchid Project 
Letter of Agreement,
 Entry form, Academic StandardsEvaluation sheet


RESOURCES:  
Outplanting Tutorial Video
Deflasking Tutorial Video  
Frequently Asked Questions - Flasked Orchids
Million Orchid Project Protocol 
How to set up your Mini Botany Lab for The Million Orchid Project
Fairchild's Million Orchid Project 
Fairchild's Million Orchid Project video overview
Teacher Workshop
@FairchdChallnge 
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

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Documentary: New Horizons 
Entry form, Academic StandardsEvaluation sheet

RESOURCES:
Viewer's Choice voting
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

Questions? challenge9-12@fairchildgarden.org