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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Google Science Fair 2012 is here!
The second annual Google Science Fair is open. Google started the science fair last year and it was a huge success. Students enter their projects and can win some really great prizes. The projects from last year were pretty impressive too.
Students simply register online, get parental consent, do their project site online and then submit the project.
The site has great tips and resources for students and educators. There are three age categories 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 and prizes in each category. The one grand prize includes a trip to the Galapagos, a $50,000 scholarship, and a hands on experience at either Lego, CERN or Google. Other prizes include $25,000 scholarships, Chromebooks and Chromebook kits for their classroom, intern experiences and much more.
This is a great way for students to work through a science project and have it viewed internationally and have the chance to win some great prizes.
There is a great page with Educator resources, lesson plans, and more to get students started on a project.
For more information or to get started, go to the Google Science Fair site.