Friday Finds – Google Science Fair 2015

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“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.

Join us in helping to champion a new generation of innovators.” extracted from the Google Science Fair 2015 website, link is below.

Since we are the kings and queens of INQUIRY, school librarians are the perfect people to guide and steer our students to pursue their scientific inquiry through this global contest.   The Teacher Tab has lesson plans and worksheets that you can utilize in your library programs and posters that you can print and display in your library to spark interest.  There are over 20 educational organizations that are supporting the endeavor this year.

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No entry fee is required, so access to the contest is completely open.

Students may also work collaboratively!

There are over $100,000 in prizes that will be awarded this year.

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The contest is open until May 19, 2015, so you have plenty of time to spark the creativity in your students and inspire them to Think, Create, Share, and Grow!

Here is the link to get you started:

https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/

Author: Judith Deichman

AASL Treasurer



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