Discovery Education & 3M Are Searching for America’s Top Young Scientist

For the past thirteen years, Discovery has sought out the brightest young minds in grades 5-8 to solve everyday problems with the power of science…and the search is on again. Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the opening of the 14th annual Young Scientist Challenge, asking students to create a short video explaining the science behind their solution to an everyday problem in one of these three categories: The Way…

‘America’s Top Young Scientist’ Uses Science to Help Athletes

Thinking back to middle school, science projects seemed to revolve around model volcanoes and basic chemical reactions. However, in 2011, young scientific minds are using the power of science to solve problems, big and small. The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is committed to encouraging budding scientists and rewarding innovation among students each year, and Braeden Benedict of Rancho Palos Verdes, California is the latest to earn the title…

The Search Is on for ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

Know a scientifically savvy 5th through 8th grader? Discovery Education and 3M have just opened the 2011 call for entries for the 13th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minnesota to compete in the final challenge in October 2011, and the winner will receive $25,000 and the title of “America’s…

Discovery Education & 3M Bring You the ‘Science of Everyday Life’

Making learning fun is obviously one way to get kids more interested in topics like science and math, which may not seem to have immediate applications to their lives. To that end, Discovery Education and 3M have teamed up to create an unique online resource center, Science of Everyday Life. A powerful year-round destination, Science of Everyday Life provides teachers, parents and students with a fun and interactive platform to…

Video Interview with Liam McCarty, ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

Yesterday, Discovery Education and 3M named Liam McCarty of Elm Grove, Wisconsin as “America’s Top Young Scientist” for developing an innovative wound closure system that better protects deep cuts as part of the 2010 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. McCarty was one of 10 finalists who competed this in a series of live science challenges yesterday in New York City, including  communicating principles of science behind unusual phenomenons, such as a disappearing…

One Step Closer to Naming ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

Prepare to be blown away by some talented young people. Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the top 10 students in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The finalists will head to New York in October to compete in the finals, hosted by Science Channel’s Danny Forster, with a focus on the “science of safety and security.” What’s at stake? The winner will receive $50,000 in U.S.…