2021 Science Exploration Challenge

Announcement

Announcing our newest program: the Science Exploration Challenge!

Have you ever wondered about questions like "What are black holes?” or "Why do plants need sunlight?” or "Why do some animals hibernate?” or "How can we save honey bees?” If you have, then the Science Exploration Challenge is perfect for you!

Participants will research and film a 3-5 minutes video to explain any STEM topic they can think of using the wide expanses of their imagination and intellect. The choices are truly endless. We hope to give students an opportunity to explore their passions and gain critical research skills through this challenge. If you need any assistance, one of our volunteers would be thrilled to help you navigate your interests and guide you through the process. We will invite scientists who are experts in their fields to judge Science Exploration Challenge submissions, and the winners of our challenge will be revealed at our annual Opportunity X Science Fair on May 29, 2021. 

Submission Form

The student will need to fill out the submission form with a link to the video (published on YouTube). 

Demonstration Videos

Awards

One First Prize Winner:        $100 each team

Two Second Prize Winners:  $75 each team

Three Third Prize Winners:   $50 each team

Rules

1. Record a 3-5 minutes video on a STEM topic that interests you most. The video should include an introduction, with the student's name, school, and grade level, and a description of their research topic.

2. Participants must be grades 4-8.

3. The deadline for submission is May 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT.

4. Group or individual projects are both okay. Make sure to introduce all members of the team, though!

5. Visual aids are allowed. 

6. Please wear an appropriate outfit! Remember that this is a formal presentation.

7. Winners of the Science Exploration Challenge will be announced at the Opportunity X Science Fair on May 29, 2021 and published on the website. All finalists will be recognized as well.

8. We encourage students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields to participate.

Credible Sources

Stay tuned for a list of credible sources that can be used in research!

Possible Topics

Check out these intriguing STEM project ideas that our volunteers complied for you.

Judging Rubric

Coming soon.

Questions

Please contact us at main.opportunityx@gmail.com

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