If you love competing and are good at science, the Google Science Fair might be just what you are looking for. Google have launched a search to find young, bright scientists across the globe. They are inviting them to submit creative and interesting projects which have relevance in today’s world.
You can enter this competition as a sole competitor, or in a group of up to 3 members. The only real restriction is that you must be aged between 13-18 to enter. If you haven’t got one already, you will also need a Google account to enter. Once you have done that, you just fill in the entry form on the Google Science Fair website at www.google.com/events/sciencefair and press submit. After submission, there is a link on the confirmation page which takes you to the project submission area.
Don’t rush into this part, take your time and look at the samples given. You must plan your project, then carry out your experiment, and finally record the results. Ensure that you complete all the sections on the project submission page. You must also create either a show of 20 slides or a 2 minute video. This should show your project from inception through to the result.
This must be all completed correctly and submitted the 4th of April. There are plenty of tips and instructions to help you with our submission. These can be found in the Resources section of the website. There are 7 buttons along the top of the home screen. These can be clicked on to gain information regarding the Science Fair and also the competition.
The prizes for this competition are pretty impressive. A single winner and an accompanying adult get the trip of a lifetime to the Galapagos Islands. The trip is for 10 days and includes flights and accommodation. If a team wins, Google will split a $50,000 scholarship equally between he members. This bursary is intended to be used towards the cost of further education. There are many other prizes available, just click on the P for prizes button to see all the rest.
There are three age groups, 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18. Each of these groups will have a winner, and the grand winner will be one of those three. This kind of competition is always extremely popular, so make sure your entry is in on time, and is completed correctly.