A few months back, we introduced the Google Science Fair in the news section here on www.legomindstorms.com. Read more: Join the global science fair! and 14-year old FIRST LEGO League programmer sets off the Google Science Fair!
The Google Science Fair invites young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today. The contest is open to young people aged 13 to 18 who can sign up, working on their own or in a team of two or three.
Projects can be submitted in various categories like Earth & Environment, Energy & Space, Social and Behavioral Sciences and other scientific categories. Read and learn more about the competition here: The Google Science Fair Website and The Google Science Fair YouTube channel.
The Google Science Fair submission is soon coming to an end. In order to participate, you must submit your project before April 4th 2011. You must also ensure to have parental/guardian consent either by:
1. Asking your parent/guardian to respond to the email they were sent when you signed up. If your parent/guardian did not receive the email they can resend them this link: https://services.google.com/fb/forms/gosfconsent/
2. If your parent or guardian does not have access to email then Google is happy to be able to accept a hard-copy of your parent/guardian consent form. Please go here to download and print out the parental/guardian consent form. Take the form home and ask your parent or guardian to fill it out and sign it. They then need to scan the completed form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also - ensure your project site and any supporting presentations and videos are public and therefore viewable by the judges.
On the The Google Science Fair YouTube channel you can find lots of inspiring materials including these two really interesting interviews talking about LEGO, science and robotics: Mitch Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, MIT and Kevin Warwick, professor of cybernetics, University of Reading
Play, invent and create well!
The LEGO MINDSTORMS team