The Kid’s Science Challenge!

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Above is the Third grade Girl Scout Troop 52997, they won honors in two categories in the 2009 Kids’ Science Challenge!!

The Kids’ Challenge is a free nationwide competition for 3rd to 6th graders. Students are encouraged to come up with different questions to submit ideas or problems in the science field. Even though this is a free competition, the raised questions by students will be given the opportunity to collaborate with scientists to see their ideas come alive! This competition promotes critical thinking. It will provide students a different experience in learning scientific topics which could potentially spark students’ interest in Science. It is essential to increase students’ interest in science field at an early age. Therefore, it is highly recommended that teachers should encourage their students to enter this competition to have some fun!

This year’s science fields are:
Detective Science (forensics)
Bio-inspired Designs (biomimicry)
Imagining Sports on Mars (in cooperation with NASA/JPL)

The first thousand students to enter the competition receive free hands-on activity kits.  These kits include simulated Mars soil, fingerprint and density experiments. These are the

Our website features curricula alligned to national standards, downloadable activities, videos with scientists and engineers demonstrating our activities, games and a forum for kids to ask our KSC scientists questions directly.

This year’s science fields are:
Detective Science (forensics)
Bio-inspired Designs (biomimicry)
Imagining Sports on Mars (in cooperation with NASA/JPL)

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