Young Scientist Challenge set for 5-8 graders

March 5, 2009

By hammersmith

The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the premiere national science competition for students in grades 5 through 8, is now open for entries. Students must complete a video entry about one of four assigned topics and submit it online before May 20, 2009*.

The top 10 students in the country will each win a series of prizes, including $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to the competition finals in New York City this fall. The winning student will receive $50,000 in U.S. savings bonds and be named America’s Top Young Scientist.

Teachers who nominate their students to participate will be entered into a drawing, and one lucky teacher will also receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to participate in the final competition as an honorary host or judge.

Contest ends May 20, 2009. For official rules, visit