Google | Google Science Fair 2014 launch with Ray Kurzweil

February 21, 2014

Google | The Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to students 13 to 18 years old. What do you love? What are you good at? What do you want to change? Learn more and start your project.

Wikipedia | The Google Science Fair is sponsored by Google, Lego, CERN, National Geographic and Scientific American. The competition is open to kids around the globe, who formulate a hypothesis, perform an experiment, and present results.

All students must have an internet connection and Google account to participate. Projects are submitted through Google Sites. The final submission includes 10 sections: summary, about me, project steps, and works cited.

Entries are judged on 8 criteria: presentation, question, hypothesis, research, experiment, data, observations, and conclusion. Grand prize is a National Geographic trip to the Galapagos Islands, $50,000 scholarship, and an experience at a sponsoring organization.

February 2014:

— Join Ray Kurzweil, one of the most innovative and prolific inventors of our time, on Friday, February 21, 2014 in a Google Science Fair 2014 Hangout on Air. Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google, is interviewed by Joe Hanson of It’s Okay to Be Smart. | link

— Join a Galactic Hangout 0n Air with Sam Branson and Virgin Galactic’s William Pomerantz. Why go to space? That’s the tantalizing question Sam and Will will answer, interviewed by former finalist Gavin Ovsak. | link

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related reading:
Google | Google Science Fair
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Wikipedia | Google Science Fair

Google | Register to compete in Google Science Fair 2014. | link