YouTube’s Space Lab To Blast Teens’ Ideas into Space:
A consortium of private companies and government space agencies is banding together in a worldwide educational venture being sparked by Google to inspire students to study space. YouTube Space Lab will challenge 14- to 18-year-old students to design a science experiment that can be performed in space. During 2012 two of those experiments will be conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and live streamed on YouTube. This, my friends, is the coolest! If I was still a student, I would be doing this!
For the first step of the competition, students must submit a video no longer than two minutes by December 7, 2011 to YouTube that describes their experiment. Each student can submit videos for up to three proposed experiments. Students can work alone or in groups of two or three. The video can consist of an explanation on a whiteboard or demonstration of a mock-up in the classroom and must include the following components: