NIH Lab Challenge: Submit your best citizen science experiments!


Here’s your chance to help bring citizen science to the classroom — and win a little recognition in the process!

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is asking people to send in their best experiments for kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms. After you submit your experiments, a panel of classroom teachers, students, scientists, and NIH science education personnel will score all the entries and select winners. If you’re among the winning participants, you’ll earn recognition and an official, exclusive, electronic NIH Lab Challenge badge that you can display online.

The best part is that the experiments will be made available to the general public, so classrooms across the world can benefit from your ideas. To get started, take a look at our list of great citizen science projects.

Visit the official website for all the details, including some great examples to inspire you. The deadline to enter is December 1, 2011.

Have you submitted anything to NIH Lab Challenge? Let us know your ideas in the comment section!

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