Solar System Award's Reception

NASA Goddard Space Visitor's Center

April 18, 2019

8800 Greenbelt Road

Greenbelt, Maryland  20771

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                                               PATRIOTS  SOLAR  SYSTEM COMPETITION  

                                                                                            "THE MARTIAN FRONTIER"

                                                                        Survival Strategy Video Game Set On Mars




General Information: The purpose of the Solar System competition is to create interest

in the solar system from a hands-on perspective for local middle school students. Teams of

(3) students ages 9 to 14 will complete a research project regarding the ability to travel or
live on Mars as a selected planet in the solar system.  The project will include a one-page
research paper,  poster board display, oral presentation, and the complete challenge using
Mars Game, 3-D digital video game.

Training Workshops:March 3, 17,  and the 24, 2018 at Prince George's Community College, Rm. 109 Largo, MD 20772

Schools: The competition will be among students  from middle schools (6th-8th grade).

Rules and Judging Categories of the Solar System Competition

  • All work should be done by the team members
  • Coaches can help and guide the research but work should be done by the team.


A one page summary of your Mars research. 12pt font 1.5 spacing. May be extend to two pages. Please list your features/characteristics of Mars, problems
traveling or living on Mars and your team's solution.

The Solar System Competition will consist of a panel of Astronomy professionals that will judge the students' project based on a set of predetermined criteria, which is distributed to the student teams before the submission of their research.  The awards reception will be at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. 

Awards Programs: 
Students will be required to submit their research by
April 1st and present their display at the awards reception on April 25, 2018.


All members of the winning team will win a trip the Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

                 2nd Place Prize - $50.00 per student

                 3rd Place Prize  - $25.00 per student

Business and government support: Our partners for this event are NASA,
The Inspire Project and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.  Several
organizations, and interest groups will also be recruited to serve as mentors,
sponsors, and contributors to the event.

Information and Registration:

Call Patriots at 301-925-9350 or email pam@patriots-ttc.org

Solar System Competition
April 18, 2018

NASA Goddard Space Center
Goddard Visitor Center
8800 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD 20771
5:30pm to 8:30pm