The Google Science Fair is now open! Here is some info from their website!
“The Google Science Fair is an online science competition open to students ages 13 to 18 from around the globe. It encourages them to change the world through scientific inquiry. They’ll learn about their chosen topic and develop key skills along the way.
Every year, teachers play a huge role in the Google Science Fair. Many past finalists and winners credit their teachers with telling them about the competition in the first place and supporting their participation. We’ve put together some resources so you can involve your own students, build on existing classroom learning and contribute positively to their experience.
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Students sign up for the Science Fair with a free Google account at GoogleScienceFair.com. They’ll then carry out a test or experiment on a subject they’re passionate about, and submit their project online. The submissions deadline is 18 May 2015. There’s a whole section of our website dedicated to helping participants through the competition.
After the first round of judging, we’ll announce 90 regional finalists whose work will then be reviewed even closer by a panel of judges. The top 20 students, or teams, will be invited to our finalist event at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. Here they’ll get to present their work to a group of distinguished scientists and tech innovators.
In the end, we’ll be honoring 5 category winners, a Community Impact winner, an Incubator award and the Grand Prize Winner. Whether or not they win, we hope your students’ participation in the Google Science Fair will enrich their learning and give them a new appreciation of science and technology.”