Young Scientist Challenge

Do not forget that the last day to submit applications for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is next Wednesday, May 20, 2009.  Students are required to submit a one-to-two minute video entry about a specific scientific concept.  This year’s topics are:

(1) Demonstrate a method, or fabricate and employ a common device or material which will alter (dampen, or enhance) the sound emitted from a household communication or entertainment device.

(2) Adapt a common household material or device to enhance the performance of any sports or recreation device and implement it.

(3) When we encounter an area of our house that is always “too dark,” often our first inclination is to add another lamp or light fixture. Using common materials and items found around your home, demonstrate an alternative strategy for bringing light to a darkened area of your home without adding or subtracting the number of lamps or light fixtures. Alternatively, present an innovative method for dimming ambient light.

(4) Design and implement an engaging method to demonstrate and explain how heat consumed in the home may be conserved or better distributed throughout the house. Alternatively, you may opt to “reverse the energy flow” and demonstrate an innovative method for improving the removal of heat from your home. 

For more information check out the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge website.


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