Google is looking for the brightest, best young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today. That’s what it says on the Google Science Fair entry page.
You may already have an idea for a science project or maybe you need a push in the right direction. To help you make the most of the Google Science Fair project submission site, Google have put together resources for using Google products to illustrate your science project.This may be a nice place to get started.
This exciting competition is open to students aged 13 to 18 from around the world and entrants can be flying solo or working in a team of two or three. For more details, visit the Science Fair Rules page.
After completing the science fair sign up form, all that’s left is the creative, cool, fun, interesting and crucial part:
Planning your science project, conducting your experiment, and writing up your results.
Seems like a lot of work…
It may be, but it’ll be rewarding. Especially if you win the grand prize - A National Geographic Expedition.
The Grand Prize winner(s) plus one parent or guardian per winner will win an amazing 10 day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions. Traveling aboard the National Geographic Endeavour the winner(s) will visit Darwin’s living laboratory and experience up-close encounters with unique species such as flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, and domed giant tortoises.
Google will cover the cost of Economy Class flights to the Galapagos from the winner’s home. The prize is valid for one year from 11 July 2011 and must be booked directly via National Geographic expeditions. The prize does not included items of a personal nature such as internet usage, laundry or spa services. Bookings are subject to availability.
Other prizes include a:
- Google scholarship ($50,000)
- once in a lifetime experience
- personalised LEGO prize
- package from Scientific American
You are about to go where few have gone before. You are an explorer. An investigator. A scientist.