Showing posts with label online science fair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label online science fair. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

One Month Left to Enter The Kids' Science Challenge

Back in October I wrote about the Kids' Science Challenge. A post on Fred Delventhal's blog just reminded me about it. There is one month left for students in grades three through six to enter the Kids' Science Challenge.

The Kids' Science Challenge is a national (United States) contest for students in grades three through six. The challenge asks students to innovate and build upon on our current conceptions of how things work. There are three areas of innovation in this year's contest; reducing waste, developing meals to be eaten on Mars, and developing a toy or game that demonstrates an animal's intelligence. The contest is open until February 29, 2012.

Applications for Education
To help students start thinking about the topics in The Kids' Science Challenge, the challenge website has a series of games and videos for students. For teachers, The Kids' Science Challenge offers a page of lesson plans and hands-on activities designed to help students develop ideas related to the contest's three challenge topics.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The 2012 Google Science Fair Opens

The 2012 Google Science Fair opened today. This year the science fair will accept entries in thirteen different languages. 90 regional finalists will be chosen from entries all over the world. Fifteen of those regional finalists will be selected to go to Google's headquarters to compete in the finals. This year's finalists will be competing for college scholarships, internships, and trips to the Galapagos islands.

The Google Science Fair is open to students thirteen to eighteen years old. Students can compete individually or in teams of two or three. Entries must be submitted by April 1st according to the guidelines found here.

Here's the video from last year's final event.