Google Science Fair 2013
NOTE:- All submissions are due by 30 April 2013
Google Science Fair 2013:- GOOGLE SCIENCE FAIR (Official YOUTUBE CHANNEL of Google Science Fair)
The Google Science Fair is an online science competition open to students ages 13-18 from around the globe. We’re looking for ideas that will change the world. To get started, all you’ll need is a Google account.
Parents and Teachers have special guidelines for participating.
FOR PARENTS:- (CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS)
What Is Google Science Fair?
It’s an online science competition open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 from anywhere in the world, working alone or in teams. We’re looking for extraordinary ideas, and we’re eager to see what your child comes up with. This is a great opportunity for teenagers to explore ideas they’re passionate about, learn about science, and maybe produce a world-changing idea. Oh, and the prizes are pretty great, too.
How can I grant permission for my child to participate?
Just ask your child to log in at googlesciencefair.com and enter your email on their project dashboard. You’ll receive email from us within a few minutes (if you don’t, check your spam folder). Follow the prompts, and then your child will be officially eligible to sign up.
We hope you won’t experience any online glitches, but if you do, don’t worry; you can send your permission by fax or mail instead. Print this form, and then:
- Scan or photograph and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: +44 (0)20 7401 4000
- Mail: Google Science Fair 2013, EdComs, Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8RT, UK
If you send this form via mail, please be sure to allow time for us to receive it before the submission deadline date 30 April 2013.
How can I support my child’s project?
The good news is, you don’t have to be a science expert. (Let’s face it: most of us aren’t.) Here are some suggestions:
- Make sure your child reads and understands the competition rules before beginning their project.
- Challenge them to explain their project to you in a straightforward, accessible way.
- Comment on the layout of their project site: how easy will it be for the judges to find important information?
- Encourage your child to pay attention to the deadline, and not to leave the project submission to the last minute. Procrastinating can make things more stressful.
- Provide practical help if you can – by clearing space for kids to work, driving them to places they need to go, helping with equipment, and so on.
- Remind them to take safety into account at every stage of the project, and to check in with you if they’re unsure about the materials they wish to use.
If you do have a scientific background, you might want to support your child more directly. That’s fine. Just make sure he or she provides a detailed account of your role in the “Acknowledgements” section.
Thanks, and best of luck to your young scientist!
The Google Science Fair Team
FOR TEACHERS:- (CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS)
How can I get involved?
Tell your students about the competition, and encourage them to enter. Post the Google Science Fair poster in your school.
You can help keep kids on track as they work on their projects by sending them to the Student Pack: a self-help guide that offers explanations of science terms (like hypothesis and variables), and some practice questions so they can work through important concepts and then check their answers at the end.
What are the benefits of entering the competition?
Students will have the opportunity to explore an area of science or engineering that they’re really passionate about, and share their work with people from all over the world.
How does the Google Science Fair work, exactly?
Students sign up for the Science Fair with their Google account. Then they’ll carry out a test or experiment on their chosen subject, entering all the information on their project site. All submissions are due by 30 April 2013. After the first round of judging, we’ll announce 90 regional finalists, whose work will then be reviewed even more closely by a panel of judges. The top 15 students will be invited to our finalist event at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA, where they’ll present their work to a panel of scientists, tech innovators and Nobel Laureates.
In the end, we’ll be honoring three winners, including a Grand Prize winner. Will any of your students be among them?
Get your kids involved – and excited.
Teachers like you can play a crucial role as mentors and partners to young scientists, offering practical advice on their projects, but also inspiring them on their journeys of exploration and discovery. Here are some good ways to offer support.
- Share biographies of young scientific innovators throughout history.
- Remind kids to get permission to participate from their parents or guardians.
- Guide them through using scientific method to talk through and implement their ideas.
- Help them find information and any specialized equipment they might need.
- Check in regularly to make sure they’re on track to meet the submission deadline (no procrastinating!).
We’ve got some ways to help you get started, including a series of lesson plans. Feel free to adapt these as needed.
Tell your students about the Google Science Fair: what’s involved, what the prizes are, and so on. You can also promote the competition by printing posters for your school. We hope your enthusiasm will prove contagious!
Our lesson plans are designed to help students stay on track as they pursue their projects.
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