Middle School Science Fair Projects Competitions: Youth Awards Program

NEED Youth Award Program Winners

This week we are going to be looking at the National Energy Education Development Project Youth Awards Program. While this is not a science competition, per se, it is a way for schools to recognize outstanding students for their science achievements. The focus of this program is classroom science exploration. It is designed to encourage […]

Summer Slide Activities Program Week 3 – Preventing Brain Drain

Summer Slide Activities Week 3 PreSchool thru High School

We are onto the Free Summer Slide Activities Program – Week 3. What did you like about last weeks activities? If you haven’t enrolled already, you still can do so in the form below. I came across an article on the Brookings Institute website and written by David M. Quinn and Morgan Polikoff. The article […]

Energy Science Fair Projects: ExploraVision Competition

Register for the ExploraVision Competition Now

The ExploraVision competition is a scholarship Olympiad that focuses on the development of future technologies. This competition is open to kids from Kindergarten all the way through the 12th grade. The best part about this science competition is that it offers high value scholarships as well as valuable regional awards. For example, the first place […]

Science Fair Competitions: Preparing for Next Fall NOW!

Science Fair Competitions

Summer is the perfect time to begin your search for science fair competitions. As a kid I loved to enter these contests. I found that they not only helped to direct my science skill development, but they were also a lot of fun. Also, as a side effect of entering a lot of skill contests, […]

Free Summer Slide Activities Program – Week 2

Summer Slide Activities Week 2 PreSchool thru High School

Now we are onto the Free Summer Slide Activities Program – Week 2. What did you like about last weeks activities? If you haven’t enrolled already, you still can do so in the form below. As school ends, summer slide begins. This program is about how to retain the knowledge that you gained during the […]

Teachers Help Students Find Their Next School Year’s Science Fair Project

Teacher's Help Students Find Inspiration for Next School Year's Science Fair Projects

Your summer is just beginning and it is a great time to find inspiration for helping kids find their next school year’s science fair project. If you are a teacher, today and tomorrow are a great time to think about what sources you can use in the coming school year as an inspiration for your […]

Super Science Fair Projects Respond to Possible Threat of Plastic Food Containers

How much plastic do we eat in a day?

This week I’d like to talk about a science news story that both alarmed me and intrigued me. The story is based on findings that people all over the world are eating 5 grams of plastic a day. That is equivalent to a plastic credit card a week! In a new study (pdf), commissioned by […]

Interesting science experiments for newsies…

Science Fair Project: What makes newspaper flammable?

Newspaper science fair projects are generally pretty innovative. After all you have to develop interesting science experiments using newspaper for something other than what it was designed for. If you are ready for innovative and interesting science fair projects, then try out these great sample projects and see what ideas you can come up with […]

Science Fair Projects: How do you handle adversity?

How do you handle adversity?

What Do You Choose? Carrot, Egg, or Cocoa? A carrot, an egg, and a cup of hot chocolate…You will never look at a cup of hot chocolate the same way again. A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she […]

Young science researchers take home almost $5 million at 2019 Intel ISEF competition

Intel ISEF 2019 Top Award Winners

The Intel Science Talent Search competition just completed its competition in Phoenix, Arizona. 1800 high school students entered from schools across the United States. They presented projects from the fields of math, science and engineering. This year the top winner, Krithik Ramesh, earned $75,000. He developed a system to help spinal surgeons perform operations more […]