Preliminary Devisions and Deliverables
GFSSM has three devisions: high school, middle school, and primary school.
High School Division

The participating teams will be expected to complete a proposal in the form of a 'company' (If you are curious about what the 'company' is, click HERE for more information or go to "General" under "What is GFSSM" in the header to learn more about the competition mechanism). The proposal should fully meet the requirements of the "Request for Proposal" document (released by the committee each year). For example, the RFP could be "design an in-orbit space settlement operating within the inner solar system including its structure and materials, operate a life support system, account for human factors and space planning, consider automation equipment used therein, construction schedule and cost, etc." The proposal needs to be submitted in the form of a PDF document. The academic group of the committee will then review the proposal.

Participants also need to complete two presentations to demonstrate their research and design through social practice or network platforms, communicate with others, and then submit the presentation records with the proposal together.
Middle School Division

The participating teams will study the status and the problems faced by human beings in space through Problem-Based Learning. Each team will then choose a physiological or mental health difficulty that human beings will need to solve when living on the lunar base through reasonable speculation and imagination of science and technology. Afterwards, design a device that can enhance living conditions on the lunar base to solve health threats or increase happiness. Participants will write a report, design a poster, and create a prototype of the device to introduce their design.
Primary School Division

Design requirements will vary each year. For example, for the past years, the participating teams were tasked to design a lunar base focusing on the ecological cabin to ensure that the materials could be recyclable. This means the base needs to be self-sufficient with food, air, water, and other resources while sustaining human life. The participating teams need to present the lunar base with posters and physical models.

In addition, the participating teams also need to complete one of the three challenging tasks (project plan, reading notes, public display) and submit relevant records.
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