My students really enjoy this project! I let them draw a topic out of a brown paper bag and give them the guidelines and notes page either for "an Object in Space" or "a Space Exploration Mission" that fits their topic. They can choose to do any kind of product about their topic, a poster, flip book, website, video, report, model with report, etc. I am always amazed at their ingenious creativity:) I explain that the notes pages is to help them avoid "stealing other peoples words or ideas" and to keep them on track to have the necessary criteria for an "A" project. I usually give them about three (3) weeks to complete them, mostly outside class. Science Rocks with Smalley!