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Friday, December 9, 2011
The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Contest for students
The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Contest is a contest for students that challenges them to write a 700 to 1,000 word essay discussing a scientific discovery, theory, event or technological application that they are interested in. The purpose is to help increase science literacy among students.
There are resources, tips, and help for students and teachers and the prices are very cool. Winners receive savings bonds, prizes, and a trip to Orlando, FL, with a parent and the sponsoring teacher, to go to Disney and the Kennedy Space Center. The sponsoring teachers also receive a classroom grant.
This is a great way for students to work on their science literacy skills and possible win some money for college, along with a very cool trip.
Even if they don't win, students gain literacy. The resources on the site are also great for teachers to use with their classes even if they don't enter the contest.
The contest is open to grades 7-12. Entries must be received by January 31, 2012 using the electronic submission form. Check the site for full rules and requirements.