Questions marked with an * are required Exit Survey
Welcome to the National Design Challenge Pilot Program! You are the pioneers in this program, paving the way for other students to do this challenge in the future. We will be checking in with you all along the way to find out what you are learning, how this affects your knowledge and interest, and what you would like to know more about.

To get started, please complete this short survey that will tell us what you already know and what you are interested in. There are NO right answers, and no one will see your answers except our evaluator, Dr. HIlarie Davis. She will report the results without your names to help us improve the program.


First, tell us a little about yourself

* Enter a code for yourself with no spaces - your shoe size followed by the year you were born followed by the first and last letters of your last name. Be sure to get your code right so you can use it all during this school year.
* Are you a ....
Male Female
* What grade are you in this year?
* What is your Race?
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawiian or other Pacific Islander
* What is your teacher's name for this activity?

Now tell us about what are you interested in.

How much do you like to do each of the following on a scale of 1-10 = highest?
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
* Build things
* Design things
* Take things apart
* Do science experiments
* Ask questions
* Hear about space research
* Learn about research here on Earth
* When you think about the future, what careers interest you?
Something in Science
A career related to space
Being an engineer
A career where you can figure things out with math
Some career that uses technology to learn new things
A career that lets me do research to discover or prove things
Other, please describe


Next, answer these questions to show us what you already know about doing experiments in space.

* The sponsor for your research is CASIS, which stands for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space? What is CASIS? Choose the best answer.
1. Group that runs the International Space Station (ISS)
2. Company that manages the non-NASA research on the ISS National Lab
3. Organization that provides information on the ISS
4. NASA’s ISS National Lab group
* Why is there a U.S. National Laboratory on the International Space Station? Choose the best answer.
1. To send tourists there
2. Provides a special environment for doing research that can improve life on Earth
3. Makes it okay for other countries to use it now
4. Helps the astronauts have something to do since the space station is all built
When you think about doing research, what comes to mind?
What is gravity?
What is microgravity?
Why do people want to do research in microgravity?
Why does the International Space Station have a microgravity environment?
How does the Ardulab help people do research in microgravity?
What is a NanoRack?
How would you find out more about research in space? What websites or other resources would you use?

Finally, we'd like you to draw a picture of an experiment you would like to do in space. Draw it on a piece of paper and your teacher will collect it.

Please click SUBMIT to save your responses and Thank You!