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(Competition) Google Science Fair 2012

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Google Science Fair 2012

How to enter

Google is looking for the brightest young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today. The Google Science Fair is an online science competition seeking curious minds from the four corners of the globe. Anybody and everybody between 13 and 18 can enter. All you need is an idea. Geniuses are not always A-grade students. We welcome all mavericks, square-pegs and everybody who likes to ask questions. Simply upload your project here to win some life changing prizes.

Judging Process

The deadline for project submissions is on 1 April, 2012. All projects will then be judged by a panel of teachers and university professors according to the judging criteria. Towards the end of May, 90 regional finalists will be announced. Our judging panel will narrow these down to 15 global finalists. We will announce these names in early June, along with our Science in Action Award winner.

The 15 global finalists and the Science in Action Award winner will be flown to Google HQ in California, USA for our celebratory Science Fair event and the final judging round which will take place on the 23 July 2012. The finalists will present their projects before a panel of acclaimed scientists and tech visionaries. A winner will be selected from each of the age categories, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. One of the finalist winners will be announced the Grand Prize Winner.

Creating your Project Submission with a Google Site

All entrants will use a Google Site to showcase their project submission. A Google Site is an easy way to create a website without having to know any computer coding. Your site will be automatically created with the official Google Science Fair template after you successfully complete the signup process. For detailed instructions on how to use Google Sites, visit the Help Center.

The Google Science Fair project submission site template

Your Google Science Fair site template is broken into 11 sections that you will customize by including short summaries and supporting documents.

  • Summary: A brief overview of your project and an embedded video or summary presentation.
  • About Me: Tell the judges a bit about yourself.
  • The Question: Find a question that interests you about something that you have observed, noticed, or wondered about.
  • Hypothesis: Address something that you believe is challenging which you are able to answer in a single experiment.
  • Research: Summarize the research that you completed to support and answer your question.
  • Experiment: Design, execute, and summarize an experiment that tests your hypothesis.
  • Data: Report on all of the data, numbers, outputs, or outcomes from your experiment.
  • Observations: Show an understanding of what you saw happening during your experiment.
  • Conclusions: Explain how your experiment supported or contradicted your original hypothesis.
  • References: Provide references for sources of information that you have consulted.
  • Acknowledgements: Detail any help and support that you received to complete your project.


Life-changing prizes

Well, a world-class science fair calls for world-class prizes. They include once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, unique scholarships and real-life work opportunities in iconic science centers of excellence like CERN in Switzerland.

NEW Science in Action prize

This year there will also be a special Science in Action prize sponsored by Scientific American which will be awarded to a project that addresses a social, environmental, ethical, health or welfare issue to make a practical difference to the lives of a group or community. know more..



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