Thursday, 8 March 2012

Google is looking for the brightest young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today. The Google Science Fair is an online science competition open to all students aged 13 to 18 from around the world.
Registration is free. Students can sign up to enter the competition from 12 January 2012 by visiting and clicking the blue "Start your project" button at the top of the screen.  You will need a Google Account in order to register and to create your Science Fair project site.
Who Can Register
The competition is open to all full-time students and home schooled students aged 13 to 18 (14-18 in Spain and South Korea, 16-18 in the Netherlands), from around the world. Students may enter as individuals or as teams of up to three. You need to have been born:
  • on or after 2 April 1993
  • on or before 12 January 1999
This is a global competition and students from all over the world can enter. However, the Competition is not open to residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Myanmar/Burma, Syria, Zimbabwe and any other U.S. sanctioned country and is void where prohibited by law. The competition is also void in Brazil.
Parental Consent is required.

There are three categories for the competition:
  • 13 to 14 year olds
  • 15 to 16 year olds
  • 17 to 18 year olds

The Project
A science project is an in-depth investigation of a scientific question that involves forming a hypothesis, testing your hypothesis with an experiment, making your observations, drawing conclusions and presenting the findings. Students can choose a topic from the categories given. The students will have to build the science fair project site at google.
For the details regarding the topics, project site etc visit

The Prizes
The prizes include once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, unique scholarships and real-life work opportunities in iconic science centers of excellence like CERN in Switzerland.

NEW Science in Action prize

This year there will also be a special Science in Action prize sponsored by Scientific American which will be awarded to a project that addresses a social, environmental, ethical, health or welfare issue to make a practical difference to the lives of a group or community.
For detailed list of prizes visit
Last Date
Competition closes on 1 April 2012


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