Join in Thursday evening, March 5 at 9 PM Eastern for the March #STEMchat. We’re partnering once again with the premiere science competition for middle school students, the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. This year, the theme for our chat is applying science to everyday life.
Join us for #STEMchat on Twitter Thursday, March 5 from 9 – 10 PM Eastern.
The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is a fantastic science competition for middle school students. It’s open to students in grades 5-8, one of whom will be awarded the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” along with a $25,000 prize. You can see the 2014 winner, Sahil Doshi, with his giant check below.
One of the things I like about the Young Scientist Challenge is the low barrier to entry. Middle schoolers simply need to think about a problem in their everyday lives and a science-based solution to that problem. Then they summarize it in a 1-2 minute video and submit to www.YoungScientistChallenge.com by April 21, 2015.
A pro-tip from Sahil Doshi to your young scientist: make the video equal parts informative and entertaining. You can find other tips and a full set of rules on the contest site. You can also keep up with the latest news (and some fun science bits) by following Young Scientist Challenge on Facebook.
#STEMchat will take place on 3/5 from 9 – 10 PM Eastern.
We’ll chat about applying science to everyday life, fostering curiosity and a sense of wonder. And of course we’ll do what STEMchatters do best- share ideas and resources to support kids who love science! You can follow along with the hashtag #STEMchat (possibly in combination with a Twitter client like Twubs or TChat.io) or follow our fabulous panelists.
- @DE3MYSC, Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
- @KitchPantrySci, Liz Heinecke, is the Kitchen Pantry Scientist. A microbiologist and mom, Liz is also the creator of the Kid Science App and Kitchen Science Lab for Kids.
- @ScienceGoddess, Joanne Manaster, is Read Science! host, book lover, biology lecturer, former international model, blogger, and STEM advocate.
- @EmCalSpaceGal, Emily Calandrelli, is a rising star and former STEM Girl Friday with a master’s degree from MIT in Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as Technology and Policy. She’s also the producer and host of Xploration Outer Space.
- @LittleTechGirl, Kris Cain, is a mom of two sets of STEM-loving twins and the blogger behind Little Tech Girl.
- @Venspired, Krissy Venosdale, is passionate educator, STEAM advocate, Space Camp alum and maker of inspirational classroom posters. Learn more about her at Venspired.com.
- @ThePurplePage, Stephani Page, is a mom, former science fair winner, phD candidate in biophysics and biochemistry, blogger at My Purple Glasses, and initiator of #BLACKandSTEM.
- And me, @KimMoldofsky, also known as The Maker Mom and founder of #STEMchat. You might also follow me at @STEMchat, which is my default account if I land in Twitter “jail.”
Spread the news to your STEM-loving friends and colleagues. Share the #STEMchat joy with these sample tweets!
*Share your ideas to help tweens and teens find science in everyday life at #STEMchat on 3/5 at 9 PM ET http://tinyurl.com/March5STEMchat
*Join me for #STEMchat on Twitter 3/5 at 9 PM Eastern to talk about science in everyday life http://tinyurl.com/March5STEMchat
*Share your tips for raising America’s Top Young Scientist at #STEMchat with @DE3MYSC 3/5 at 9PM ET http://tinyurl.com/March5STEMchat
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