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Laalitya Acharya
Hello Scientists! I am thrilled to be able to have this amazing opportunity to be able to bring an invention to life! I’ve brainstormed a lot of ideas from my observations and I have started to think about which ones I want to pick as my top 3 to brainstorm solutions on. With the fun of the Fourth of July, I kept on thinking about problems that I can solve! Its amazing the sort of problems that we discover, right around us, when we open our eyes and view the world through a different lens.
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Discovery Education
--Ten Young Inventors Compete for $25,000 and the Title of ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’ in Nation’s Premier Science Competition –
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Kim Moldofsky
Kim Moldofsky is the publisher of The Maker Mom and STEM Kids Chicago.
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DE Admin
Young Scientists, your time is almost up! The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge closes tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19. You must submit your entry before 8 PM ET for the chance to win an exclusive 3M Mentorship, a trip to the 3M World HQ, up to $25,000 and more! You don't want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity - YOU could be America's Top Young Scientist. Do you have questions or need help submitting your entry? Email us at YSC@discovery.com. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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DE Admin
There's only one week left to submit your entry to the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Your 1-2 minute YouTube video and all entry details must be finalized and submitted before 8 PM EST on April 19, 2017. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity! 10 STEPS TO FINALIZE YOUR YOUNG SCIENTIST CHALLENGE ENTRY:
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Kim Moldofsky
Kim Moldofsky is the publisher of The Maker Mom and STEM Kids Chicago. The entry period for the 2017 Young Scientist Challenge closes on April 19. Two weeks is a substantial span for a typical middle school student, so there’s still plenty of time to enter and many compelling reasons to do so.
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DE Admin
There are only two weeks left to enter the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Your 1-2 minute YouTube video and all entry details must be finalized and submitted before 8 PM ET on April 19, 2017. Whether you are just getting started or already putting the finishing touches on your video, don't worry! There is still plenty of time to submit a successful entry. Start off by marking your calendar, placing a reminder note by your bed, or setting an alarm on your phone to remind yourself to submit by April 19th.
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Have you submitted your entry, yet? If not, get started today because there are only 3 weeks left! All you need to do is identify an everyday problem and think of a unique solution to help solve it. Then, film yourself explaining your big idea in a short 1-2 min. video and YOU could become one of our Top 10 Finalists. Check out this video to see what it's like to be a Young Scientist Challenge Finalist!
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Kim Moldofsky
Kim Moldofsky is the publisher of The Maker Mom and STEM Kids Chicago.
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DE Admin
Today, math lovers across the globe celebrate the fascinating mathematical constant Pi, π, or approximately 3.14. This is the number you get if you divide the circumference of any circle by its diameter. What makes Pi so special? Well, simply speaking, it goes on forever! We could calculate decimals all day, all week and all year long and never reach the end! Pi will always be an approximation. In honor of this puzzling number, let's test your knowledge in Math, Science, Engineering and Technology with this fun quiz brought to you by The Young Scientist Challenge!