Thursday, August 5, 2010
Ready to Submit?
10:48 am edt
We are looking forward to hearing about some great science, technology,
engineering and math books and why you enjoyed them (or didn't)!
may enter you submission at: http://KidsReadScience.org/submission
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
4:48 pm edt
Check out the New Prizes Page!
I hope you all have found a book to read. Only a few weeks left to submit!
Many thanks to our Sponsors for allowing us to have nearly $2000 worth of prizes!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Welcome to a New Contest
5:56 pm edt
"Kids Read Science" & "Teens Read Science" 2010
Summer Science-Reading Contests Open
Md & Champaign, IL, 7 June 2010:
Young people are naturally curious about the world
and nature and they love learning about science. KidsReadScience and TeensReadScience are
two exciting, new summer science-reading contests that challenge young people to discover science for themselves and encourage
their peers to do the same.
Contest rules are simple: 1) read a nonfiction book on a topic in science,
technology, engineering, or math; 2) make a video about the book that's less than 5 minutes long; 3) upload the video
and submit the entry form by 11 pm (Central Daylight Time) on 22 September 2010.
is for kids ages 8 through 12; TeensReadScience is for young adults ages 13 through 18. Anyone anywhere may
submit one entry (in English), although prize distribution is currently restricted to locations in the US and its territories.
Details are at the contest websites.
These first annual contests are a joint project of Joanne Loves
Science and Scienticity.net. Several noted science-book authors and corporate sponsors have generously donated an array of
great prizes to be awarded in a number of categories for each age group.
(follow @ScienceGoddess on Twitter) is well known to the online community for her enthusiastic science outreach. "These
contests are happening entirely online," she explains. "Today's social-networking tools really engage young people
and are a great way to spread excitement about science."
Jeff Shaumeyer (follow
@scienticity on Twitter) is program director for Scienticity.net. "Developing a reading habit as a youngster is essential
to becoming a life-long learner. We want to see young people start down that path. Likewise, our contestants, through the
book videos they put online for others to see, encourage their peers to read about science for themselves."
is the public science-education program of Ars Hermeneutica, Limited, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission of
increasing science literacy. Contributions to Ars Hermeneutica to help us increase the reach of KidsReadScience and TeensReadScience
are fully tax deductible in the US.
More: <http://KidsReadScience.org> and <http://TeensReadScience.org>.
Also visit http://JoanneLovesScience.com and http://Scienticity.net.