Kids' Science Challenge

Teachers and Parents

Hello, Teachers and Parents!



The year three Kids’ Science Challenge is now closed. Winners have been announced. Please continue to visit the KSC as there will be many more activities in the months ahead.

Thank you for your interest in Pulse of the Planet’s Kids’ Science Challenge. We hope that your students and children find it to be a rich and rewarding science education experience. We sincerely believe that adult participation in the learning experience is the single most important key to educational success. Your participation is truly appreciated.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kids’ Science Challenge was open for entries from October 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011, and is now closed. Please see the Contest Rules for additional information. Winners have been announced.

Science Activity Kit

You can find detailed information on each science topic, Magical Microbes, Super Stuff for Sports and Sensational Sounds, at the top left of this page. There are many cool prizes like top-notch science equipment and exciting trips. Review the complete list of prizes here.

Click below to download detailed teacher/mentor guidelines, official rules, a handout for teachers to send home to parents, and a brochure to share with fellow teachers and parents. If you have any questions about the Kids Science Challenge,  please post them to our Facebook page.

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Download Teacher Handout PDF
Download Teacher/Mentor Guidelines PDF Download Brochure PDF Download Poster PDF
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Fun Activities!
Our team has developed a series of downloadable activities, with the guidance of our participating scientists and engineers. They're designed to give kids fun ways to experiment with scientific concepts related to the 3 Scientific Topics for this past year’s Kids’ Science Challenge. They may also be adapted for use in science fair projects. For activity downloads and more information about adapting the KSC experience to a local science fair, check out our Activities page.

Lesson Plans

In collaboration with WVIZ/PBS ideastream we provide lesson plans for K-12 classroom use for each of the Scientific Fields. The lesson plans are aligned to National Science Education Standards. They are free and available at:, but you must register to access them.

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TEACHERS!  You can win a prize too!
The teacher who submitted the most entries will be awarded a prize to be used in the classroom.