“Idea Springboarding” into Spring

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Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old. Project submissions are due May 12th, and the winners will be announced at the finalist event at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on September 22nd.

What if you could turn something that interests you into something that could change the world? What do you love? What problems have you always dreamed of solving? Get started with your project today – it’s time to change the world!

Google has created a resource page for getting your students started on this world changing project. Check out the link here for the competition overview and information for participants, teachers, and parents. One of our favorite resources found on this page is the “Idea Springboard.”

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This dashboard allows students to type in an idea they love, combine that with a subject they are good at, and choose something they want to change. The springboard then populates research and content based on those factors to get your students off and running. This doesn’t have to be used with just a science fair project…..it can be used for any research ideas in your classroom! The concept is that it allows students to come up with an idea that they will love working on.

So, what ideas have you spring boarded into? Let us know in the comments!

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One thought on ““Idea Springboarding” into Spring

  1. Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one!
    It’s on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Outstanding choice of colors!

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