Common core exams hit New York City next week. In addition to ELA and Math, Andre will have to take the Science exam this year. I have never been great at Science but Andre has shown such a keen interest to it. With an upcoming science fair at school, we have been brainstorming ideas on what he will showcase. It’s been a great opportunity to foster his eagerness to learn Science and to educate him the importance STEM education is.
The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for grades 5-8. Through the program, young inventors have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work closely with a 3M Scientist Mentor, compete for $25,000, and earn the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.”
Here’s how the Challenge Works:
• Call for entries is currently open through April, 20, 2016. To enter, participants must submit a one-to-two-minute video describing the science behind a new innovation or solution that could solve or impact an everyday problem.
• Judges evaluate the entries through April and May based on creativity, scientific knowledge, persuasiveness and overall presentation. Videos will not be judged on production skills and may be recorded on cell phones or basic digital cameras.
• Ten finalists are announced in the summer. These participants will be challenged to develop their innovations that positively impacts lives (including them, their family, their community or the global population). The students will participate in a mentorship program during which they will get the opportunity to work one-on-one with renowned 3M scientists as their mentors.
• Each finalist will also receive a trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn., to compete at the final event in October 2016.
To learn more about the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge please visit www.youngscientistchallenge.com
This is a sponsored post on behalf of 3M. All opinions shared are my own.