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  • 1. Google Science Fair 2012 www.google.com/sciencefair
  • 2. Everyone has a question.  What's yours ? Google Science Fair is asking thousands of students to identify a real-life question that stimulates their interest. They will go on to explore their question through their own studies and experiments in a structured, rewarding way.
  • 3. Q    What is it? Google Science Fair is a unique global online science competition.  Our purpose is to celebrate the extraordinary curiosity and inspiration of young scientists from all over the world.  1
  • 4. Q    How is it unique?
      • 21st century global science competition
        • Completely digital with online project submission
        • Free online tools like Google sites, Google docs, Google apps, Google scholar and Google news to support you
        • Encourages students, educators and scientists to collaborate online in the global science community
      • Open to anyone, anywhere aged 13-18
      • Top science partners 
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  • 5. Q    Why get involved ?
    • 15 Finalists flown to Google HQ (Mountain View, CA)
        • Final judging by a panel of science luminaries and celebrity scientists and inventors  
    • (2011 judges: Vint Cerf, Dean Kamen, and Nobel Laureate Kary Mulis)
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    • Life-changing prizes
        • $50,000 and $25,000 Google Scholarships
        • Once-in-a-lifetime experiences with our partners ( 2011 Grand Prize was 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions)
        • Internships with Google and our partner organizations: (LEGO, CERN, National Geographic, or Scientific American)
        • Plus much, much more...
    • MAY 2012
  • 6. Q What's new in 2012?
    •     NEW! 'Science in Action' Prize
      • Special judges' award sponsored by Scientific American
      • Aims to champion scientific projects with positive social impact on local communities or groups
      • Winning project could receive Up to seed funding and mentorship to support project implementation
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  • 7. Q     Who can enter?
      • Anyone from anywhere in one of these three age categories:
        • Ages 13-14, 15-16, 17-18
      • Science Categories:
        • Computer Science & Math, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Flora & Fauna, Energy & Space, Inventions & Innovations, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Food Services, Electricity & Electronics
      • Timeline:
        • Jan - March 2012: Competition Open
        • May 2012: Regional Winners
        • July 2012: Finalist Event
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  • 8. Q    What happened in 2011?  
    • Google Science Fair Winners
      • Shree Bose (Winner: Age 17-18 and Grand Prize Winner)
        • Researched ovarian cancer chemotherapy treatments
      • Naomi Shah (Winner: 15-16)
        • Explored the effect of environmental pollutants on lung function
      • Lauren Hodge (Winner: 13-14) 
        • Investigated carcinogens in grilled chicken
    6 Left to right - Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose, Naomi Shah
  • 9. Q     Looking for inspiration?
      • How can science  detect if people are telling lies ?
      • How can we use science to predict the weather ?
      • How can we use science to read peoples' minds ?
      • How can we use science to anticipate earthquakes ?
      • How can we use science to predict the future ?
    • Need more inspiration?  
    • Check out the Google Science Fair Resources <link>  online
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  • 10. Q How do I get started?
    • Building your Google Project Site - the 10 steps
        • Summary - A brief overview of your project
        • About Me - Tell the judges about yourself
        • The Question - Find a question that interests you
        • Hypothesis - Your expectations for the experiment
        • Research - Summarize the research you completed
        • Experiment - Design and execute your experiment
        • Data - Report on all the data and outcomes
        • Observations - What did you see?
        • Conclusions - What did you find?
        • Works Cited - Acknowledge any documents used
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  • 11. Q Are you ready to get involved? Join the Google science community and explore your ideas with other students, educators, scientists, and experts from around the world Sign-up:   www.google.com/sciencefair 9 Experts Educators Students