NASA Commemoration Includes Discovery Challenge at Goddard
YSC logo Young Scientist Challenge logo. Courtesy: Discovery NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., will host the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, on October 5 and 6 for the competition finals. Ten middle school student finalists from across the country will vie for the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” and a chance to win a U.S. Savings Bond. Five teacher finalists will contend for recognition as “America’s Top Science Teacher.”

Students and teachers will be challenged to demonstrate their science prowess in a series of team-based, interactive challenges focused on this year’s theme, “The Science of Space.”

This activity is a part of the NASA-Discovery Space Act Agreement which commemorates NASA’s 50 years of discovery and provides an opportunity to connect with future explorers. The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge targets middle school students in the years when research indicates their interest in science begins to fade and encourages them to explore scientific concepts and creatively communicate their findings.

For more information about The Discovery Education 3M Challenge or to view student submission videos visit: http://www.DiscoveryEducation.com/YoungScientist
Dewayne Washington
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center