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LIMA Quest Challenge

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The LIMA Quest Challenge is a NASA Education Office program that had students conducting their own exploration of Antarctica using LIMA. It is described at https://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lima/index.html.

Students were asked to find a feature of interest and significance, learn more about the feature, then write a short justification (proposal) explaining why their feature warranted additional study. The proposals were reviewed by a panel of scientists (see https://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lima/bios.html) who offered suggestions for improvements. Interaction was through a combination of e-mail, webchats and webcasts. Over 3200 students led by 140 teachers from 33 States and 10 countries participated.

These are available at:
https://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lima/webcast_100108.html
https://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lima/webchat_111908.html
https://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lima/webcast_120308.html

Everyone enjoyed the project immensely and the students turned in some wonderfully insightful proposals. All the final proposals can be viewed at https://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lima/final.html.

The Educators Guide can be used to help any teacher direct a similar exploration activity. It is available at https://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lima/LIMA_Ed_Guide_v2.pdf.