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We had a great virtual field trip at the Science Channel Headquarters today! Wyatt Channell, Executive Producer on How the Universe Works and many other Science Channel shows, talked to us about his job, production, and storytelling.

If you missed it, you can watch it below. Watch it as often as you like, whenever you have a connection! (You can also watch archives of other Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips and Events at our livestrream page, HERE.)

Did you know? The Science Channel has a ping pong table in the middle of its offices.

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Last night, after an exciting, collaborative, and tense competition, Sahil Doshi won the coveted title of America’s Top Young Scientist. Along with the title, Sahil received a $25,000 prize and a trip to Costa Rica.

You can see all the finalists’ entry videos and read their blog entries about the experience at Favorite the site and enter next year!

See Sahil’s winning entry video, below. This is the video he used to enter the contest. All you need to do to enter this challenge is a short introductory video explaining your idea. After becoming a finalist, Sahil worked all summer with a mentor from 3M to develop his idea. He presented his work this week and won the challenge! This is how it all started.

Young Scientist Finals Starting in 5 Minutes!

The clock is ticking and we’re counting down to the 10 finalists in the Young Scientist Challenge presenting live to the judges, a live audience, and via webcast around the world. Are they nervous? Would you be? It’s pretty intense in the room. There is a local news station here. This morning, the finalists completed […]

Middle School Innovations

The 3M Young Scientist Challenge continues today with the final presentations by 10 students. Join the LIVE WEBCAST at 3:00pm ET. Yesterday, the students competed in their first challenge. It required them to learn about a particular area, such as adhesives, non-woven materials, etc., and then collaborate with another student to solve a real world problem. […]

Amazing Science by Your Peers

Hi Everyone! I’m here in Minneapolis, Minnesota participating in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge. It’s amazing (or as 3M puts it, “3M-azing”!) Ten students in grades 5-8, from all over the country, made it to the finals of this challenge. The Young Scientist Challenge asks students to solve a problem in the world by coming up […]

Epic Winner!

Thanks to the thousands of you who voted… we have an Epic Winner: It was a close race, but the numbers never really wavered. How the Universe Works took an early lead and stayed on top for the entire month. It was followed by Monster Bug Wars and Outrageous Acts of Science, in that order. […]