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Discovery Education–3 M

  1. 1. Discovery Education – 3M Young Scientist Challenge 2008
  2. 2. Discovery Education – 3M Young Scientist Challenge 2008 https://discoveryed.webex.com
  3. 3. Discovery Education – 3M Young Scientist Challenge 2008
  4. 4. http://youngscientist.discoveryeducation.com/
  5. 5. About the Challenge In the spirit of Mythbusters ! Not your grandmother’s documentary…
  6. 6. About the Challenge <ul><li>Encourage science exploration among American students </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the importance of science communication </li></ul><ul><li>Science is cool enough to do for life </li></ul><ul><li>540,000 middle schools students </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prizes! Semifinalists <ul><li>One per state and DC (51 total) </li></ul><ul><li>$250 </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate of recognition </li></ul><ul><li>T-shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Plaque for the school </li></ul><ul><li>Plaque for the student’s teacher </li></ul>
  8. 8. Prizes! Finalists <ul><li>Ten highest scores from semifinalists </li></ul><ul><li>All-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC for student and one parent/guardian (10/4-7) </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to appear on television </li></ul><ul><li>The Young Scientist Challenge medal </li></ul><ul><li>Special Young Scientist Challenge apparel </li></ul>
  9. 9. Prizes! Winner stage <ul><li>Ten finalist compete in Washington 10/4-7 </li></ul><ul><li>1 st place: $50,000 U.S. Savings Bond </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd place – 10 th place: $1,000 </li></ul><ul><li>The title: “America’s Top Young Scientist” </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to win additional prizes and trips from sponsors and partners. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Eligibility <ul><li>Grades 5 - 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Parent or legal guardian must sign waiver </li></ul><ul><li>Public, private, parochial, home school </li></ul><ul><li>Student is legal U.S. resident </li></ul><ul><li>50 states and District of Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Not part of Discovery, judges, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Original creation </li></ul>[email_address]
  11. 11. Eligibility <ul><li>Follow the safety guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No explosives, firearms, human blood/bodily fluid, poison, radioactive material, no body parts in danger – BE SAFE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One submission per student </li></ul><ul><li>Only student can appear in video </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright compliant (no DE streaming ) </li></ul><ul><li>Submit by 6:59 PM ET, June 15, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Check website for full details </li></ul>
  12. 12. What is a submission? <ul><li>Video one to two minutes long (60 – 120 seconds) </li></ul><ul><li>Select 1 of these six concepts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain the Doppler Effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a parabola, paraboloid, or parabolic mirror </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is the earth’s sky blue? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What is a submission? <ul><ul><li>Explain how a space craft can orbit the earth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical currents and magnets: how fields around them exert forces on each other – power up! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain and demonstrate the Bernouli Principle or the Venturi Effect – or both wet and wild! </li></ul></ul>http://www.howstuffworks.com/
  14. 14. To the Spoilers went the Victors Saturday, April 26, 8PM – Science Channel Winners from 2008 visit Mythbusters!
  15. 15. The Judging <ul><li>Creativity 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasiveness 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom suitability 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Content relates to criteria 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Overall presentation 30% </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Judges <ul><li>Steve Jacobs – head judge Three university degrees, nearly two decades of teaching, experience with Nickelodeon, Paramount Television, FOX Television, Disney, National Public Radio (NPR), and the Smithsonian Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Sudith Heberling, Ph.D. Director of Museum Services and Senior Historian, Heberling Associates, Inc . </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Hudson, Ph.D. Science Producer, Twin Cities Public Television, PBS </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Husband, Ph.D. Senior Historian and Project Planner, Heberling Associates </li></ul><ul><li>Dottie Yunger Marine biologist </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Oleksak President, Showboard, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Stevens National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. </li></ul><ul><li>William K. White Resident Scientist, Faraday Studios </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Judges <ul><li>Steve Jacobs – head judge Three university degrees, nearly two decades of teaching, experience with Nickelodeon, Paramount Television, FOX Television, Disney, National Public Radio (NPR), and the Smithsonian Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Sudith Heberling, Ph.D. Director of Museum Services and Senior Historian, Heberling Associates, Inc . </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Hudson, Ph.D. Sciece Producer, Twin Cities Public Television, PBS </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Husband, Ph.D. Senior Historian and Project Planner, Heberling Associates </li></ul><ul><li>Dottie Yunger Marine biologist </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Oleksak President, Showboard, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Stevens National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. </li></ul><ul><li>William K. White Resident Scientist, Faraday Studios </li></ul>The scoring rubric.
  18. 18. How to Register
  19. 19. Register
  20. 20. Register
  21. 21. Register <ul><li>2008 Young Scientist Challenge Parent/Student Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Parents will fill this out </li></ul><ul><li>Name address telephone information </li></ul><ul><li>School Information </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher/Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Local Media Information </li></ul><ul><li>Setup username/password </li></ul>
  22. 22. How to Enter Your Video
  23. 23. How to Enter Your Video
  24. 24. How to Enter Your Video Practice with your picture!
  25. 25. How to Enter Your Video File formats: .WMV, .AVI,.MOV, MGP
  26. 26. How to Make Your Video Many Tools Will do the Job Digital cameras Video cameras Cellphone cameras Computers Even pencils and scissors!
  27. 27. How to Make Your Video Many Tools Will do the Job Digital cameras Video cameras Cellphone cameras Computers Technical problems? [email_address] Even pencils and scissors!
  28. 28. How to Make Your Video Plan, “Shoot”, Edit “ Shooting” may mean making videos with software animation programs or Photo Story.
  29. 29. How to Make Your Video Plan, “Shoot”, Edit But wait!
  30. 30. How to Make Your Video http://blog.discoveryeducation.com Blogs Digital Storytelling
  31. 31. How to Make Your Video http://blog.discoveryeducation.com Blogs Media Matters
  32. 32. How to Make Your Video Free Software Tools Photo Story 3 (free): start with stills MovieMaker (PC) iMovie (Mac) PowerPoint Other software that produces video “ Shooting” may mean making videos with software animation programs or Photo Story.
  33. 33. How to Make Your Video Make Your Point Techniques Slow down Speed up In camera edits: the pause button Close-ups Picture-in-picture Archival footage
  34. 34. How to Make Your Video Make Your Point Techniques <ul><li>a. Animations </li></ul><ul><li>b. Models </li></ul><ul><li>c. Puppets </li></ul><ul><li>d. Flash </li></ul><ul><li>e. Claymation </li></ul><ul><li>Animated cut-outs </li></ul>“ Shooting” may mean making videos with different techniques! c. d. f. e. http://community.discoveryeducation.com/blogs
  35. 35. How to Make Your Video http://community.discoveryeducation.com/blogs Storyboard http://schoolhousevideo.org/Pages/Storyboards.html
  36. 36. How to Make Your Video http://community.discoveryeducation.com Blogs Media Matters This PowerPoint and a link to this Webinar is here:
  37. 37. How to Make Your Video http://community.discoveryeducation.com/blogs Digital Storytelling Media Matters
  38. 38. How to Make Your Video http://community.discoveryeducation.com/blogs
  39. 39. How to Make Your Video Other Resources ScienceCommons.org
  40. 40. How to Make Your Video Other Resources CreativeCommons.org Search under supervision!
  41. 41. How to Make Your Video Other Resources Search under supervision!
  42. 42. A Few Words from the Winning Student from 2007 Erik Gustafson
  43. 43. and from Dr. Alex Cirillo 3M http://www.tcbmag.com/industriestrends/lifesciences/84441p1.aspx
  44. 44. Thank you! Remember the webinars for students. https://discoveryed.webex.com
  45. 45. Check the blog and the website for updated tips!. http://youngscientist.discoveryeducation.com/ http://community.discoveryeducation.com/ /
  46. 46. Remember, you win by entering. Thank you. http://youngscientist.discoveryeducation.com/

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