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Kid's Science Challenge - National Science Foundation funded

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject: Kid's Science Challenge - National Science Foundation funded Reply with quote

We've created a fun way to turn kids on to science: the Kids' Science Challenge! This project is completely funded by the National Science Foundation, so there are absolutely no costs to enter the challenge and participate. I'm hoping you can help us spread the word about the Kids' Science Challenge to homeschoolers. The deadline to enter is February 28th!

In brief, we're looking for homeschooling families with 3rd to 6th graders to come up with entries for the competition. The entry process is uncomplicated and along the way, kids and their parents can explore a suite of online activities and curricula that teacher-parents can use which relate the project to classroom Science standards.

The Kids' Science Challenge is a nationwide competition where kids learn about four fun scientific fields and then submit a question, problem, or experiment to be solved. The scientific fields are: flavor science, water quality, skateboard engineering, and the search for life in outer space. Winners will visit and collaborate with the scientists and turn their ideas into a reality – and they'll be featured on Pulse of the Planet radio programs, Kids' Science Challenge video podcasts or Dragonfly TV.

The Kids' Science Challenge web site, www.kidsciencechallenge.com, includes downloadable science projects, fun videos, educational games, and lesson plans that are aligned to National Science Education Standards.

The first 1000 kids to enter the competition will receive free science activity kits, which include a fingerboard (mini-skateboard), water test strips, flavor-tasting strips, and a CD with a secret coded message from "aliens." Complete instructions are included. This is a great opportunity for a group science learning experience.

Children can enter as individuals or in teams of two or more. We're sending out special prizes to the next few teams who sign on, so now is a great time to enter! To set up a Kids' Science Challenge team, parents can check out the Parents and Teachers page on www.kidsciencechallenge.com or contact info@kidsciencechallenge.com for more information.

Please let me know if I can answer any questions, or if you could use any brochures or postcards to help explain the project to fellow homeschoolers. We're looking forward to hearing from you!
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Maya

maya@kidsciencechallenge.com
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