Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

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Are you gearing up for Science Fair season?  We have two great ways to help you get your students excited.

First, assign them some TV for homework.

Ten of the greatest young minds in America will take center stage this month when the Science Channel premieres a 2-hour special covering the 2008 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. YOUNG SCIENTIST CHALLENGE, airing this Sunday, January 18 from 8-10 PM (ET/PT) on the Science Channel, captures the adrenaline, nervous energy and all the drama from the preeminent competition to discover the top young scientist in America.  Held at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the 2008 competition celebrated the 50th Anniversary of NASA with the theme: The Science of Space.  The special is produced by Overbrook Entertainment, and executive producers include Will Smith and James Lassiter.

Second, take them to the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge website to learn all about the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5 through 8.  3M has joined forces with Discovery Education on the Young Scientist Challenge to foster innovation and communication in the scientists of tomorrow.  Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the final challenge in October.  The winner will receive $50,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds ($25,000 cash value) and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.”

Entries for the 2009 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge are now being accepted! More information is available at www.youngscientistchallenge.com.  Nominate your students today!

And be sure to watch the Science Channel for information on the 2009 competition during the show on January 18!

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