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Showing posts with label 3M. Show all posts

Friday, January 17, 2014

Discovery & 3M Young Scientist Contest Opens to U.S. 5th-8th Graders

Discovery and 3M are hosting their Young Scientist Challenge again this year. This contest is open to U.S. students in grades five through eight. The challenge for students is to create a short video in which they identify an everyday problem relative to their lives and present their solutions using using concepts from science, technology, engineering, and math. The grand prize for this contest is $25,000 and many smaller prizes including trips to Costa Rica are also to be awarded. Contest FAQs are available here. The entry deadline is April 22.

Applications for Education
Even if your students aren't going to enter this contest, you might want to take a look at the supporting lesson plans. The lesson plans are intended to get students thinking about the role of science in their daily lives.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Discovery & 3M Young Scientist Video Challenge

Discovery and 3M are currently accepting entries for their annual Young Scientist Challenge. This year the challenge is to create a video, one to two minutes in length, that deals with the science of safety and security. The video should be centered around one the following four topics; preventing the spread of germs/disease, food safety, sun protection, or wind resistant structures. All entries are due by May 27. Ten finalists will be selected to compete in a final competition in New York, NY. All expenses are paid for the finalists competing in New York. Read all of the contest's details and rules here.