America’s Top Young Scientist Might Be One of Your Students!

The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is calling all students in grades 5-8 for another year of groundbreaking science exploration. This exciting competition encourages students to apply critical problem solving skills in resolving a real-world problem, and creatively communicating their idea through a video submission.

How can my students enter?

To enter the competition, students in grades 5-8 are asked to create a 1 –2 minute video that showcases a new, innovative solution that can solve an everyday problem. Students can enter here through April 21, 2015.

Why should I encourage my students to participate?

In addition to providing a unique project-based learning opportunity, the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge gives students the chance to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist during an exclusive mentorship experience.

What kind of prizes can my students win?

The grand prize winner will be named “America’s Top Young Scientist” and receive $25,000! Ten finalists will each receive $1,000, a trip to 3M’s World Headquarters in St. Paul, MN, and the chance to win a once-in-a-life adventure trip to a destination such as Costa Rica.

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