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Calling All Jr. Scientists!

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Do you know a bright, young, and totally awesome scientist between the ages of 13 and 18? If so, then you’ll want to kick back, watch the short video above, and read a little further…

Google is looking for the brightest, young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relative to the world today! The Grand Prize Winner will win a 10-day trip with a parent or guardian to the Galapagos Island, a $50,000 Scholarship, an experience at either CERN, Google, the LEGO Group, or Scientific American, a personalized LEGO prize and a package from Scientific America! 15 finalists will also recieve a number of prizes ranging from a $25,000 Scholarship, to Lego and Google goodie bags! The deadline for projects submissions is April 4, 2011, so time is of the essence!

How to Enter:

– Simply create a Google account, if you do not already have one.

– Complete the Google Science Fair Sign-up form.

– After you submit the form: You will see an important link on the confirmation page. This link will create the Google project submission site where you will post your science fair project details.

– Plan your science project, conduct your experiment, and write up your results.

– Complete all of the sections of your Google project submission site.

– Create either a two-minute video or 20-slide presentation giving an overview of your project and embed it on the Summary page of your project submission. A video or presentation is required to enter.

When your project site is done, make sure to submit it via this form by 4 April 2011!

The Judging Process
A panel of teachers will be judging all entries, and in early May, 60 global semi-finalists will be announced. Projects will then be posted online for a public vote. The 60 global semi finalists will then be narrowed down by a judging panel to 15 global finalists, who will be announced later in May. The 15 global finalists will then be flown to the Google Headquarters in California, where a celebratory Science Fair event and finalist judging round will take place in July 2011.

If my girls were of this age group, I would certainly be in on this one! For more information about Google’s Global Science Fair, check out the Science Fair website or blog.

Disclaimer: Compensation was received for this post thanks to Unruly Media. All thoughts and opinions continue to remain my own!

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  • Reply Stefani April 2, 2011 at 10:01 am

    This sounds really cool for kids that are really interested in science. I will have my daughter watch the video, maybe she might be interested.

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