Google Science Fair 2012 – Great Homeschool Event!

As homeschoolers, we have to search out and find opportunities for our children to participate in academic activities and events, such as speech contests, science fairs, robotics competitions, etc. The Google Science Fair is an exciting event that can really motivate your child to explore questions in science, find answers, and share them with a global community. Best of all, they can win REALLY cool prizes!

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The following information is directly from the Google Science Fair Website:

The Google Science Fair challenges students aged 13-18 to carry out a scientific investigation into a real-world problem or issue that interests them. The competition asks them to carry the investigation forward through rigorous experimentation, recording and conclusions. Deadline for entries is April 1, 2012.

Students compete with peers in their age group from all over the world to win scholarships, internships and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. There will also be a special Science in Action prize, sponsored by Scientific American. This will reward the project with the highest capacity to make a practical difference to the lives of people in a group or community.

The 2012 Google Science Fair is a unique opportunity for young people to engage with the scientific community at large.

Parent-teachers play a crucial role in helping spread that passion and excitement by encouraging, supporting, and inspiring those budding young scientists on their journey of discovery.

There’s a whole raft of resources to support you in the classroom and help spark your students’ interest. You can even host your own mini science fair!

Here you can download everything from a competition overview presentation to detailed Lesson Plans. You’ll also find key tips, rules and checklists to take the hassle out of explaining the essential small print to your budding scientists.

If you are looking for educational materials to teach kids about math and science, check out HowtoSmile.orgfor a large collection of hands-on activities that are searchable by material costs, age range, subject matter, and prep time. HowtoSmile.org is a national partnership among science and technology centers, museums, community-based organizations and out-of-school educators to catalog the best hands-on STEM activities from trusted sources on the web.

Life-changing prizes

Well, a world-class science fair calls for world-class prizes. They include once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, unique scholarships and real-life work opportunities in iconic science centers of excellence like CERN in Switzerland.

NEW Science in Action prize

This year there will also be a special Science in Action prize sponsored by Scientific American which will be awarded to a project that addresses a social, environmental, ethical, health or welfare issue to make a practical difference to the lives of a group or community.

Check out this video which explains how to participate in the Science Fair:

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A homeschooling mother of 5, home education advocate, and former classroom teacher. She is a writer, blogger, and poet. "I just want to encourage, and be encouraged. Inspire, and be inspired. Teach a little, and learn a lot," is her approach to life.

Lupe Tucker

A homeschooling mother of 5, home education advocate, and former classroom teacher. She is a writer, blogger, and poet. "I just want to encourage, and be encouraged. Inspire, and be inspired. Teach a little, and learn a lot," is her approach to life.

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