Christopher Columbus Awards
The Christopher Columbus Awards : Get Your Kids Psyched About Science!Participating in the Christopher Columbus Awards is a fun and rewarding experience for both students and coaches. It's easy to get started: just visit our website and download the 2005-06 Competition Guidelines. Competition deadline is February 13, 2006.If you have any questions, we're here to help. Give us a call at 800-291-6020 or send e-mail to email@example.com.The idea is simple. Three or four students working as a team put their heads together to solve a problem in their own community. You act as their coach, giving them a helping hand with some of the details. This is science at its best. Your team will identify a problem, look into it, come up with an innovative solution, refine the solution ...and have fun doing it! Plus the team - including you as their coach - will be competing for an all-expense-paid trip to National Championship Week at Walt Disney World, a $25,000 grant to further develop their solution and U.S. Savings Bonds of $2,000 for each student team member.This program is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, and is open to homeschoolers.For complete contest rules and guidelines.