Google is at it again! They have began the 2011 Google Science fair. This is not ordinary run of the mill science fair with paper mache volcanoes or lemons that make a light bulb work. This one is online for the whole world to see!
So what is Google up to? They are taking education and making it global. For anyone who has internet access you can view the science fair. The basis of the science fair is creating a project and posting it on YouTube, so it can be judged. The grand prize winner will receive a $50,000 scholarship, a trip to the Galapagos Islands from National Geographic, a Lego prize pack and so much more. Runners up will receive a $10,000 scholarship, Lego prize pack, an Android phone and a new Google Chrome Notebook.
For all students interested in this, it is a great opportunity to get some of their work out to the public. This also is a great way for students to receive college exposure. Not to mention possible future employers that will be looking at these videos as well.
If you are and educator and know a student who loves science please, let them know about it. This would be great for the student but also even better for the school they represent.
Here is the link. http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/