I try not to wish my kids’ lives away, but I have to say, today, I really wish the geekdaughter or the geekson were at least 13. Why? Well, because I’ve just heard about the Google Worldwide Science Fair. I think it sounds brilliant, and if my kids were older then their father and I would be pestering them into entering.
Google say they are looking for “the brightest, best young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today”.
The Google science fair is a competition open to all children worldwide between the ages of 13 and 18. Kids can either enter individually, or as a team of up to three. They have to plan a science project, execute their experiments and write up their results. The competition is being run in partnership with CERN, LEGO, Scientific American and National Geographic, and the prizes are just amazing – scholorships, internships, trips and goody bags.
The deadline for entries is 4th April 2011, which gives one month to get entries submitted. If you have kids of the right age who have an interest in science I would really urge you to give it a go. This fair is international, encouraging proper scientific methods (question, hypothesis, experiment, conclusion) and the prizes are just out of this world! I would have loved to do something like this when I was a child, and I really hope there are opportunities like this when my children are old enough!
All details are available on the Google Science Fair homepage.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I have been paid to write an article on the science fair, however I have not been told what to write – these are my own words and opinions. I also receive a very small payment each time the above video is viewed.