How can students enter?
To enter the competition, students in grades five through eight are asked to create a 1- to 2-minute video that showcases a new, innovative solution that can solve an everyday problem. Students can enter here through April 20, 2016.
Where can I find afterschool specific resources?
Visit the Challenge website to find resources specifically designed for the afterschool space, in both English and Spanish!
Why should I encourage my students to participate?
In addition to providing a unique project-based learning opportunity, the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge gives students the chance to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist during an exclusive mentorship experience.
What kind of prizes can my students win?
The grand prize winner will be named "America's Top Young Scientist" and receive $25,000! Ten finalists will each receive $1,000; a trip to 3M's World Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota; and the chance to attend a taping of a Discovery Networks show.
Click here to learn more about this opportunity on the National AfterSchool Association website.
Photo courtesy of Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.