Read Science" & "Teens Read Science" 2010
Summer Science-Reading Contests Open
Md & Champaign, IL, 7 June 2010:
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.
KidsReadScience 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.
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
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.