The Challenge

In groups, students brainstorm a project focus, inspired by the latest scientific innovations featured on the project website. All participant groups submit an abstract, which is enhanced by a discussion with their peers in our private Facebook group. With this feedback, they improve and resubmit an expanded abstract.  Scientist judges evaluate the potential of student ideas to make an impact, and vote on the 10 most promising ideas.  ALL participants then select one of these ideas to investigate, after which they submit a 3-minute video and a short research paper.  Students have a chance to win prize money and earn recognition from peers, community and experts.  

Possible school contexts

The Challenges can work in the following school contexts: 

Proposed student activities are standards-aligned, allowing you to meet district requirements  

Teacher supports