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FAQs

How long will the project take?

The condensed version is designed to take three to four hours. The competition version will likely take over six hours. See the Project Guide to learn more and decide which option is right for you.t

What will the students learn? Does this project fit into my curriculum?

Set in the context of space exploration, this project develops students’ design thinking, teamwork, and communication skills. Students must design their research mission by considering pros and cons, and weighing risks and rewards.

All connections to the Canadian science curriculum for Grades 6-9 can be found in the Curriculum Connections document.

Does this project require the internet, technology or access to electronic devices?

Every lesson has a no-tech option, using printable resources. The final submission can also be completed by students on paper, using the printable template.

However, the adult uploading the submission will require internet access and a digitized (scanned) copy of students’ work.

Tell me about group sizes. Can I do this project with my class, club, or individual students?

Yes. The mission design activity is designed for a team of three to five. However, students could complete the activity alone, in pairs, or as part of a larger group coordinated by an adult.

Winners will be required to form a group of 10 - 30 students to claim the rover control prize. See “Why do I need a group of 10-30 to claim the prize?” below for more information. 

I have more questions about implementing this project.

Our Education Specialists are here to help! Email your specific questions to actionprojects@letstalkscience.ca.

 

Running The Project

How long will the project take?

The condensed version is designed to take three to four hours. The competition version will likely take over six hours. See the Project Guide to learn more and decide which option is right for you.t

What will the students learn? Does this project fit into my curriculum?

Set in the context of space exploration, this project develops students’ design thinking, teamwork, and communication skills. Students must design their research mission by considering pros and cons, and weighing risks and rewards.

All connections to the Canadian science curriculum for Grades 6-9 can be found in the Curriculum Connections document.

Does this project require the internet, technology or access to electronic devices?

Every lesson has a no-tech option, using printable resources. The final submission can also be completed by students on paper, using the printable template.

However, the adult uploading the submission will require internet access and a digitized (scanned) copy of students’ work.

Tell me about group sizes. Can I do this project with my class, club, or individual students?

Yes. The mission design activity is designed for a team of three to five. However, students could complete the activity alone, in pairs, or as part of a larger group coordinated by an adult.

Winners will be required to form a group of 10 - 30 students to claim the rover control prize. See “Why do I need a group of 10-30 to claim the prize?” below for more information. 

I have more questions about implementing this project.

Our Education Specialists are here to help! Email your specific questions to actionprojects@letstalkscience.ca.

 

When is the competition running?

There will be three seasons of the competition: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Fall 2023. See the timeline for the full list of dates.

What does the submission entail?

After students complete the mission design activity, they will pitch their mission plan by completing the submission template. This file is submitted as a pdf. There is also an option to include a video or audio file for bonus points.

See Lesson 4 for full details on creating the submission.

Will the competition be different in each season?

Students will be given a different lunar surface map each season. They will use this to design their submissions.

Can we submit to multiple seasons?

Yes, but students must repeat the activity with the lunar surface map for that season.

Can teams include multiple grades?

Yes. However, all students must be at or below the Grade 9 or Secondary III level to enter the competition. See the full Rules & Eligibility for more information.

Can I submit multiple entries per season?

The registered adult can submit on behalf of multiple student teams. However, each student can only be associated with one submission per season.

How will the winners be chosen?

Let’s Talk Science is working with a committee of judges across Canada to score the submissions using this rubric. The final determination of the winners will be at the sole discretion of Let’s Talk Science.

Why do I need a group of 10-30 to claim the rover control prize?

Exclusive virtual access to the Canadensys facilities and staff is a valuable resource. The experience is designed for each student to have an active role in the mission. This is not possible with fewer than ten, or more than 30 students.

See Claiming the Prize for more information.

I am located outside of Canada. Can I still participate in the Lunar Rover Research Challenge?

Only students living in Canada can enter the competition. However, anyone is welcome to register and access the materials to complete the mission design activity.

 

The Competition

When is the competition running?

There will be three seasons of the competition: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Fall 2023. See the timeline for the full list of dates.

What does the submission entail?

After students complete the mission design activity, they will pitch their mission plan by completing the submission template. This file is submitted as a pdf. There is also an option to include a video or audio file for bonus points.

See Lesson 4 for full details on creating the submission.

Will the competition be different in each season?

Students will be given a different lunar surface map each season. They will use this to design their submissions.

Can we submit to multiple seasons?

Yes, but students must repeat the activity with the lunar surface map for that season.

Can teams include multiple grades?

Yes. However, all students must be at or below the Grade 9 or Secondary III level to enter the competition. See the full Rules & Eligibility for more information.

Can I submit multiple entries per season?

The registered adult can submit on behalf of multiple student teams. However, each student can only be associated with one submission per season.

How will the winners be chosen?

Let’s Talk Science is working with a committee of judges across Canada to score the submissions using this rubric. The final determination of the winners will be at the sole discretion of Let’s Talk Science.

Why do I need a group of 10-30 to claim the rover control prize?

Exclusive virtual access to the Canadensys facilities and staff is a valuable resource. The experience is designed for each student to have an active role in the mission. This is not possible with fewer than ten, or more than 30 students.

See Claiming the Prize for more information.

I am located outside of Canada. Can I still participate in the Lunar Rover Research Challenge?

Only students living in Canada can enter the competition. However, anyone is welcome to register and access the materials to complete the mission design activity.

 

How do I register?

When registration is open, complete the project registration form.

When registration is closed between seasons, sign up for our mailing list to be notified when it reopens.

I am a student, can I register myself?

No. You will need to ask an adult to register on your behalf. This could be a teacher, parent, or guardian.

How do I submit to the competition?

Registered adults will receive a unique link via email. They can use this to access the submission portal and upload the submission file(s).

As part of the submission process, you will be asked some questions about your experience with the project.

 

Logistics & Troubleshooting

How do I register?

When registration is open, complete the project registration form.

When registration is closed between seasons, sign up for our mailing list to be notified when it reopens.

I am a student, can I register myself?

No. You will need to ask an adult to register on your behalf. This could be a teacher, parent, or guardian.

How do I submit to the competition?

Registered adults will receive a unique link via email. They can use this to access the submission portal and upload the submission file(s).

As part of the submission process, you will be asked some questions about your experience with the project.

 

How long will the project take?

The condensed version is designed to take three to four hours. The competition version will likely take over six hours. See the Project Guide to learn more and decide which option is right for you.t

What will the students learn? Does this project fit into my curriculum?

Set in the context of space exploration, this project develops students’ design thinking, teamwork, and communication skills. Students must design their research mission by considering pros and cons, and weighing risks and rewards.

All connections to the Canadian science curriculum for Grades 6-9 can be found in the Curriculum Connections document.

Does this project require the internet, technology or access to electronic devices?

Every lesson has a no-tech option, using printable resources. The final submission can also be completed by students on paper, using the printable template.

However, the adult uploading the submission will require internet access and a digitized (scanned) copy of students’ work.

Tell me about group sizes. Can I do this project with my class, club, or individual students?

Yes. The mission design activity is designed for a team of three to five. However, students could complete the activity alone, in pairs, or as part of a larger group coordinated by an adult.

Winners will be required to form a group of 10 - 30 students to claim the rover control prize. See “Why do I need a group of 10-30 to claim the prize?” below for more information. 

I have more questions about implementing this project.

Our Education Specialists are here to help! Email your specific questions to actionprojects@letstalkscience.ca.

 

Running The Project

How long will the project take?

The condensed version is designed to take three to four hours. The competition version will likely take over six hours. See the Project Guide to learn more and decide which option is right for you.t

What will the students learn? Does this project fit into my curriculum?

Set in the context of space exploration, this project develops students’ design thinking, teamwork, and communication skills. Students must design their research mission by considering pros and cons, and weighing risks and rewards.

All connections to the Canadian science curriculum for Grades 6-9 can be found in the Curriculum Connections document.

Does this project require the internet, technology or access to electronic devices?

Every lesson has a no-tech option, using printable resources. The final submission can also be completed by students on paper, using the printable template.

However, the adult uploading the submission will require internet access and a digitized (scanned) copy of students’ work.

Tell me about group sizes. Can I do this project with my class, club, or individual students?

Yes. The mission design activity is designed for a team of three to five. However, students could complete the activity alone, in pairs, or as part of a larger group coordinated by an adult.

Winners will be required to form a group of 10 - 30 students to claim the rover control prize. See “Why do I need a group of 10-30 to claim the prize?” below for more information. 

I have more questions about implementing this project.

Our Education Specialists are here to help! Email your specific questions to actionprojects@letstalkscience.ca.

 

When is the competition running?

There will be three seasons of the competition: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Fall 2023. See the timeline for the full list of dates.

What does the submission entail?

After students complete the mission design activity, they will pitch their mission plan by completing the submission template. This file is submitted as a pdf. There is also an option to include a video or audio file for bonus points.

See Lesson 4 for full details on creating the submission.

Will the competition be different in each season?

Students will be given a different lunar surface map each season. They will use this to design their submissions.

Can we submit to multiple seasons?

Yes, but students must repeat the activity with the lunar surface map for that season.

Can teams include multiple grades?

Yes. However, all students must be at or below the Grade 9 or Secondary III level to enter the competition. See the full Rules & Eligibility for more information.

Can I submit multiple entries per season?

The registered adult can submit on behalf of multiple student teams. However, each student can only be associated with one submission per season.

How will the winners be chosen?

Let’s Talk Science is working with a committee of judges across Canada to score the submissions using this rubric. The final determination of the winners will be at the sole discretion of Let’s Talk Science.

Why do I need a group of 10-30 to claim the rover control prize?

Exclusive virtual access to the Canadensys facilities and staff is a valuable resource. The experience is designed for each student to have an active role in the mission. This is not possible with fewer than ten, or more than 30 students.

See Claiming the Prize for more information.

I am located outside of Canada. Can I still participate in the Lunar Rover Research Challenge?

Only students living in Canada can enter the competition. However, anyone is welcome to register and access the materials to complete the mission design activity.

 

The Competition

When is the competition running?

There will be three seasons of the competition: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Fall 2023. See the timeline for the full list of dates.

What does the submission entail?

After students complete the mission design activity, they will pitch their mission plan by completing the submission template. This file is submitted as a pdf. There is also an option to include a video or audio file for bonus points.

See Lesson 4 for full details on creating the submission.

Will the competition be different in each season?

Students will be given a different lunar surface map each season. They will use this to design their submissions.

Can we submit to multiple seasons?

Yes, but students must repeat the activity with the lunar surface map for that season.

Can teams include multiple grades?

Yes. However, all students must be at or below the Grade 9 or Secondary III level to enter the competition. See the full Rules & Eligibility for more information.

Can I submit multiple entries per season?

The registered adult can submit on behalf of multiple student teams. However, each student can only be associated with one submission per season.

How will the winners be chosen?

Let’s Talk Science is working with a committee of judges across Canada to score the submissions using this rubric. The final determination of the winners will be at the sole discretion of Let’s Talk Science.

Why do I need a group of 10-30 to claim the rover control prize?

Exclusive virtual access to the Canadensys facilities and staff is a valuable resource. The experience is designed for each student to have an active role in the mission. This is not possible with fewer than ten, or more than 30 students.

See Claiming the Prize for more information.

I am located outside of Canada. Can I still participate in the Lunar Rover Research Challenge?

Only students living in Canada can enter the competition. However, anyone is welcome to register and access the materials to complete the mission design activity.

 

How do I register?

When registration is open, complete the project registration form.

When registration is closed between seasons, sign up for our mailing list to be notified when it reopens.

I am a student, can I register myself?

No. You will need to ask an adult to register on your behalf. This could be a teacher, parent, or guardian.

How do I submit to the competition?

Registered adults will receive a unique link via email. They can use this to access the submission portal and upload the submission file(s).

As part of the submission process, you will be asked some questions about your experience with the project.

 

Logistics & Troubleshooting

How do I register?

When registration is open, complete the project registration form.

When registration is closed between seasons, sign up for our mailing list to be notified when it reopens.

I am a student, can I register myself?

No. You will need to ask an adult to register on your behalf. This could be a teacher, parent, or guardian.

How do I submit to the competition?

Registered adults will receive a unique link via email. They can use this to access the submission portal and upload the submission file(s).

As part of the submission process, you will be asked some questions about your experience with the project.