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Dear Parent:

Thank you for your interest in registering your child for participation in the 2021 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a national science contest for students in Grades 5 – 8 designed to encourage the exploration, understanding and communication of science among the next generation of America's youth ("Contest").

To participate in the Contest, your child must create a video based on his/her own original idea that addresses the challenge outlined in the contest entry information. The contents of the video are up to your child, but it may contain your child's likeness, image, voice or other identifiable features.

The judges will consider the creativity, scientific knowledge, persuasiveness, and overall presentation of your child’s video. Discovery Education, Inc. (the "Sponsor") intends to select the best students, and award them with a trip to the final competition event during October 2021, accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, to compete for a Grand Prize of $25,000. For information on the other prizes to be awarded and the complete details of the Contest, please see the Official Rules and entry form for the Contest or visit www.youngscientistlab.com. Note that due to the unknown future effects of the COVID-19 global health crisis and any related impacts, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify the timing and/or format of the Contest and final competition event (“Final Event”), including but not limited to postponing the Final Event or holding the Final Event in a virtual format.

What do you need to do?

In order for Discovery Education to consider your child's entry into this Contest, you must review the Direct Notice to Parents and print, complete, and return the Parental Consent Form to us. To do this, simply download the Direct Notice to Parents and Parental Consent Form (link below), print it out and complete/sign it, scan it (or take a clear cell phone picture of both pages in one photo) and upload it where indicated below. After submitting the Parental Consent form, provide the additional requested information and acknowledgements below, create a user name for your child, and click the “CREATE NEW ACCOUNT” button below. YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.

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