Why The Google Science Fair Competition?
Throughout history many great scientists developed their curiosity for science at an early age and went on to make groundbreaking discoveries that changed the way we live. In partnership with the LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American, Google is offering the annual Google Science Fair to find the next generation of scientists and engineers.
The Google science fair competition is inviting students ages 13-18 to participate in the largest online science competition and submit their ideas to change the world.
Who Wins The Google Science Fair Competition and with what Reward?
16 global finalists, along with a parent or guardian, will travel to Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA to present their project to the judges and compete for the awards listed below.
The Grand Prize winner will receive $50,000 in scholarship funding. The $50,000 Google scholarship is intended to further the Grand Prize winner’s education. If a team wins the prize, the scholarship’s value will be divided equally among the teammates. If your Science Fair submission is something you built to solve an engineering challenge, you’ll be eligible to win the Virgin Galactic Pioneer Award or the LEGO® Education Builder Award. If your project offers a new way to look at the world, asking questions and answering them with experimentation, you’ll be eligible to win the National Geographic Explorer Award or Scientific American Innovator Award.
How to Enter The Google Science Fair Competition?
- Create a Google account? The easiest way to do this is to create a Gmail account.
- Sign up at googlesciencefair.com. You can register alone, or in groups of 2 or 3.
- Use the project site builder to disclose your experiment or engineering project.
- When you submit, set all your project materials to public so that the judges can view them. Remember, the deadline is May 17, 2016, so now it’s time to get to work.
Here are some helpful hints to give your idea the best chance of winning:
- Carefully read the Science Fair official rules found on the website.
- Safety is important. Do not use any dangerous chemicals, or ever harm any animals.
- You must have a parent’s permission to enter.
- You are not permitted to use any brands, logos or music, unless you yourself created it.