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Tip Tuesday: Celebrate Science- Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!  Discoveries are Worth Celebrating. Every March 14th, we celebrate the discovery of Pi: an infinite decimal and mathematic constant that has been calculated to over one trillion d

Tip Tuesday: Creating Your Video!

Ready to Share Your Big Idea? It’s the content that counts. Once you’re ready to share your big idea for the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the filming will be a piece of cake.

Tip Tuesday: Tips on How to Juggle School & YSC!

Organization pays off!  Since there are still a couple months to go until the 3M Young Scientist Challenge’s  April 21st deadline, get organized so you can make the most of the time you hav

Tip Tuesday: No Fancy Lab Required

What Materials Do You Have Already In Your House? It's your ideas that count!    Real scientists are creative and make the most of the materials available to them.

Tip Tuesday: Why do you love science?

U + Science = ___ In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, think about what makes you love science! Do you enjoy searching for answers? Do you like knowing how things work?

Tip Tuesday: Celebrate (and learn with) Black History Month

Every February, America celebrates the important role that African Americans play in the United States’ past, present, and future. So as you continue working on your 3M Young Scientist Challenge entry this month, look toward African American scientists, engineers, and inventors for inspiration.

Tip Tuesday: Be Inspired!

Learn from the World Around You As you begin to consider how you may be able to impact the future, be inspired by the world around you!  Observe the problems that you, your family, your school, a

Tip Tuesday: Think Like a Scientist

Kick off the Scientific Process This year’s 3M Young Scientist Challenge asks a big question: How can you improve lives for the future? Thankfully, scientists throughout the centuries have proven th