Kids' Science Challenge

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Posted August 25, 2010
Take the Floppy Flyer challenge! You can create your very own flying invention - and help scientists, too! When you take the Floppy Flyer Challenge, you'll make your own paper flyer based on nature's design of maple seed pods. Check out this great activity!

Posted May 18, 2010
Sports on Mars Winner Tryone Hutchinson blogged about his experience this month working with the Jet Propulsion Lab scientist team: "Yesterday was my first day at JPL. My host Stephenie and David were great..." more.

Posted May 18, 2010
Bio-Inspired Design Winner Olivia Smith Donovan: "I hadn't flow across the country since I was little and it was neat to see the small green farms in the east followed by the larger drying looking farms and then desert." more.

Posted May 18, 2010
Detective Science Winners Caitlin Taylor and Mason Wonka: "At 9:00 we are going to go eat breakfast then take a tour and do some really exciting things. One thing that we are doing today is meet a 'CSI Detective:!!'" more.

Posted May 10, 2010
KIDS, VOTE NOW!
Hey kids, don't forget to get your vote in BEFORE MAY 31st for your favorite drawing in the Kids' Choice Awards.

Posted March 31, 2010
WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Congratulations to our finalists and Grand Prize winners, listed in the Winner's Gallery. Our thanks to all the kids who entered the Kids' Science Challenge! We learned from your written entries, your drawings and your enthusiasm that kids "think outside the box" and can come up with some wonderful ideas. You can even pick YOUR favorite drawings for the Kids' Choice Awards by visiting the Drawings Gallery.

In the coming months, we'll see how our Grand Prize Winners' ideas get turned into realities. Tyrone will visit the Jet Propulsion Lab to begin his quest to develop Magnetic Soil Ball, Team Marine Bustologists will see how the University of Syracuse might solve the mystery of Florida's Disappearing Coral Reefs, and Olivia will experiment with University of California scientists to develop emergency drop-packages inspired by maple tree "helicopter" seeds.

We hope you'll keep visiting the website to view videos to see how their unique experiments turn out - and offer your helpful comments along the way!

Posted March 25, 2010
1600 ENTRIES RECEIVED! Winners will be announced right here on March 31st, so be sure to check back then! Also coming in April: vote on your favorite drawings in the 2nd annual Kids' Choice Awards!

Posted March 2, 2010
THE KIDS' SCIENCE CHALLENGE REGISTRATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. Check back on March 31 to discover our winning entrants!!

Posted February 24, 2010
DEADLINE EXTENDED!! All entries must be postmarked by MARCH 1st. Due to snow day school cancellations in the northeast, all contestants have one extra day to submit entries. Good luck!

Posted February 17, 2010
11 Days to Go! Don't miss out on this year's competition! Be sure to submit your entries before the February 28th deadline!!

Posted December 18, 2009
CLAIRE PRESENTS TO AGU! This week, first-year KSC winner Claire Dworsky presented her findings on soccer field turf (artificial vs. grass) to scientists at the American Geophysical Union. Way to go, Claire!

Posted December 15, 2009
CLASSROOM SCIENCE KITS! Classroom science kit giveaway to the next 18 teachers to send at least 25 entries to Kids' Science Challenge!

Posted December 4, 2009
CHAMELEONS FOR CHRISTMAS For a little Kids' Science cheer this holiday season, check out our newly expanded KSC store, where you can pick up a shirt, a travel mug, or even a KSC-themed teddy bear! All sales help support the competition, so skip the fruitcake, and give a lizard!

Posted November 18, 2009
SOLVE A CASE! Click the Games tab in Detective Science to play our all-new Brownie Caper game! Can you crack the case?

Posted November 16, 2009
HONDA AND THE KSC We're proud to announce that the Kids' Science Challenge has just received a major grant from the American Honda Foundation.

Posted November 5, 2009
BIO-INSPIRED FUN! How well do you know bio-inspired design? Think you can match a human design to its inspiration in nature? Play "What in the World," our new game in the Bio-Inspired Design section!

Posted October 29, 2009
KSC... AT SCHOOL! Wouldn't it be fun to explore Kids' Science Challenge topics in your classroom? Let your teacher know about our free downloadable lesson plans, available here!

Posted October 22, 2009
PLAY MARS BALL! Want to get a feel for low-gravity sports? Just head over to our Mars page to play some Martian basketball in a game just released!

Posted October 1, 2009
WELCOME TO YEAR 2 OF THE KIDS' SCIENCE CHALLENGE! With the help of three new teams of scientists and engineers, today we're rolling out a brand new set of challenges for kids in the 3rd to 6th grade to consider. Click on each one for all our latest videos, fun downloadable activities, and games. This year, you can ask questions directly to our scientists and engineers by clicking through to the Science Club on Woogi World. When you've come up with a great idea for one of our three new Science Fields, click the "Submit Your Entry!" button to enter online! Don't forget to check back often for new videos and updates.



Click here to learn more about Sports on Mars.


Posted March 31, 2010
WINNER! 5th-grader Tyrone Hutchinson II wants to experiment with the Jet Propulsion Lab scientist team to create a "Magnetic Soil Ball" game, similar to basketball but developed for playing on Mars! He's envisioning magnetic soil, baskets, hoops, and even special golden astronaut suits that reflect the sun. Congratulations, Tyrone!

Posted March 2, 2010
THE KIDS' SCIENCE CHALLENGE REGISTRATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. Check back on March 31 to discover our winning entrants!!

Posted February 24, 2010
DEADLINE EXTENDED!! All entries must be postmarked by MARCH 1st. Due to snow day school cancellations in the northeast, all contestants have one extra day to submit entries. Good luck!


Posted October 28, 2009
MARS... AT SCHOOL! Wouldn't it be fun to discover more about Mars in your classroom? Let your teacher know about our free downloadable lesson plans, available here!


Posted October 22, 2009
MARS BALL! We've just loaded a brand new game, where you can test your skill shooting basketballs and dropping bowling balls on the surface of Mars. Click on Games to play!


Posted October 1, 2009
WELCOME TO YEAR 2 OF THE KIDS' SCIENCE CHALLENGE AND OUR BRAND NEW FIELD OF SPORTS ON MARS! Get ready for rockets, rovers and some Martian basketball! Check out our videos on this page, then click on Science Secrets for info about our scientists. Be sure to download the fun activities in the Get Involved section. When you’ve come up with a great idea of your own, click the "Submit Your Entry!" button to enter online! Don’t forget to check back often for new material and updates.

Click here to learn more about Sports on Mars.


Click here to learn more about Detective Science.


Posted March 31, 2010
WINNERS! 6th graders Mason Wonka and Caitlyn Taylor are Team "Marine Bustologists" and they want to explore the mystery of "Who is killing Florida's Coral Reefs?" by taking samples of sediment on and around the reefs. They'll be working with forensic scientists at the University of Syracuse, New York, who will help them track down the culprits. Congratulations, Team Marine Bustologists!

Posted March 2, 2010
THE KIDS' SCIENCE CHALLENGE REGISTRATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. Check back on March 31 to discover our winning entrants!!

Posted February 24, 2010
DEADLINE EXTENDED!! All entries must be postmarked by MARCH 1st. Due to snow day school cancellations in the northeast, all contestants have one extra day to submit entries. Good luck!

Posted November 18, 2009
WHO STOLE THE BROWNIES?? Click on the Games button to play our all-new Brownie Caper game. Search the scene for clues and try to solve the case!

Posted October 29, 2009
DETECTIVE SCIENCE... AT SCHOOL! Want to do a little detective work in class? Let your teacher know about our free downloadable lesson plans, available here!

Posted October 1, 2009
WELCOME TO YEAR 2 OF THE KIDS' SCIENCE CHALLENGE! Are you ready to explore Detective Science? Get ready for secret messages, fingerprints and other cool stuff. Check out our videos on this page, then click on Science Secrets for info about our scientists, Be sure to download the fun activities in the Get Involved section. When you’ve come up with a great idea of your own, click the "Submit Your Entry!" button to enter online! Don’t forget to check back often for new videos and updates.

Click here to learn more about Detective Science.


Click here to learn more about Bio-Inspired Engineering.


Posted August 25, 2010
Take the Floppy Flyer Challenge! You can create your very own flying invention - help scientists, too! Click here to get started.

Posted March 31, 2010
WINNER! 4th-grader Olivia Smith Donovan will be traveling to work with the University of California Bio-Inspired scientist team on her concept of studying maple tree "helicopter" seeds to develop a better parachute for food-package drops and sky-diving experiences! Congratulations, Olivia!

Posted March 2, 2010
THE KIDS' SCIENCE CHALLENGE REGISTRATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. Check back on March 31 to discover our winning entrants!!

Posted February 24, 2010
DEADLINE EXTENDED!! All entries must be postmarked by MARCH 1st. Due to snow day school cancellations in the northeast, all contestants have one extra day to submit entries. Good luck!


Posted November 5, 2009
GAME TIME! How well do you know bio-inspired design? Think you can match a human design to its inspiration in nature? Click the Games tab to play "What in the World" and test your skill!


Posted October 29, 2009
HOW TO MAKE SLIME... AT SCHOOL! How about whipping up a batch of slime in science class? Let your teacher know about our free downloadable lesson plans, available here!


Posted October 1, 2009
WELCOME TO YEAR 2 OF THE KIDS' SCIENCE CHALLENGE! If you like nature and inventions, you’ve got to check out Bio-inspired Designs! Get ready for slime and jumping roaches! Check out our videos on this page, then click on Science Secrets for info about our scientists. Be sure to download the fun activities in the Get Involved section. When you’ve come up with a great idea of your own, click the "Submit Your Entry!" button to enter online! Don’t forget to check back often for new videos and updates.


Click here to learn more about Bio-Inspired Engineering.