Byline: Megan DiPaolo, Discovery Education
5th-8th Graders: The Competition Is On!
Are you a problem-solver? Great! Then you have what it takes for our 2014 Young Scientist Challenge.
Here are the basics: Everyday life is full of everyday issues, and we are looking for innovative solutions from students in grades 5–8. From helmets that detect concussions to using solar energy for water purification, past contenders have dreamed up answers and ideas that change the way we live.
So what sets the Young Scientist Challenge apart? It has the power to change lives – including your own. Ten national Young Scientist Challenge finalists earn exclusive summer mentorships with 3M scientists, where they work together on special assignments and explore careers in science. They also get the chance to turn their ideas into inventions that will help others. And, one hard-working student will even win $25,000 and a once-in-a-lifetime trip with Discovery Student Adventures.
Have we piqued your curiosity? Get started with Step 1, below.
Steps to Enter:
1. Take a look at this year’s challenge topics and start innovating.
2. Read tips and tricks for making a great video competition entry. You can use a digital camera, smart phone, or other recording device.
3. Record your 1-2 minute video! (You’re on your own here, no links!)
4. Fill out the Young Scientist Challenge entry form and submit!
Turn in your entry soon: the first 50 video competition entries will receive a Young Scientist Challenge prize pack.