Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge: Taking Science to the Extreme!

Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge: Taking Science to the Extreme!

by Rosanna Hansen, Sherry Gerstein
     
 

Science projects have never been so exciting!

Every year, 6,000 middle schoolstudents are nominated for the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge, the only competition of its kind for students in grades 5 to 8. Of those 6,000 students, 40 finalists are chosen and brought to Washington, D.C., for a week of intense science "challenges" in various science

Overview

Science projects have never been so exciting!

Every year, 6,000 middle schoolstudents are nominated for the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge, the only competition of its kind for students in grades 5 to 8. Of those 6,000 students, 40 finalists are chosen and brought to Washington, D.C., for a week of intense science "challenges" in various science disciplines. The challenges are televised on the Discovery Channel, and the winning teams and individuals are presented with science awards and prizes.

This book follows some of the students selected for the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge and includes colorful descriptions of how the teams solved the challenges, inspiring profiles of the winners, tips on preparing science projects, and dozens of winning project ideas that kids can use to inspire their own awesome science projects! Taking Science to the Extreme! shows kids how they can be part of the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge and learn to think and have fun like a real scientist.

Rosanna Hansen is the author of many books for children and young adults and a former publisher at Troll and Reader’s Digest.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nicole Peterson
Every year the discovery channel holds a national science competition for middle grade students. Of the 6,000 entries that are received, 40 finalists are chosen to go to Washington D.C. for an intense week of science challenges. This book describes those challenges and explains how the students worked on the problem, got their results, and the scientific principle behind the challenge. The book is a type of yearbook for the students who participated in the competition. The end of the book contains a section entitled "idea files." This section has a picture of each of the 40 finalists, and describes their project, the method, and results they found from working on this project. Finally, the end of the book contains a step-by-step guide for students to complete a great science project. This book could be a good resource for science teachers who want to give students challenges to learn about various scientific principles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787984939
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/27/2006
Series:
Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge Series
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

In 1999, Discovery Communications, Inc. in partnership with Science Service created the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC) to enable middle school students to participate in a national science competition. The DCYSC is designed to award students in the 5th through 8th grades for their knowledge of science and their ability to communicate effectively about science. By leading this initiative targeting middle school students, Discovery Communications, Inc. hopes to encourage young children who are interested in science at the elementary and middle school level to continue their scientific pursuits and interest in science.
Discovery Communications, Inc. is the world's largest originator of documentary programming and one of the largest science, knowledge and learning content providers in the world. As the parent company of the popular Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and Travel Channel, Discovery Communications, Inc. is dedicated to the appreciation of science through all of its various networks.

Rosanna Hansen is the author of many books for children and young adults and a former publisher at Troll and Reader's Digest.

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