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May 4th, 2012

Animal Smarts Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Mason Ganoung for winning the Grand Prize for his entry in the Kids’ Science Challenge Animal Smarts category. Here’s his entry:

“A bird feeder that requires 2 birds to work as a team to access food.

I reviewed the KSC website. Then, I thought of animals working together. Next, I thought about raccoons and skunks, but they don’t hang together.”

See where Mason traveled, in order to work with scientists to carry out his experiment!

View all of this year’s winners and finalists.


December 8th, 2011

The Crow Creativity Activity

The Kids’ Science Challenge continues to bring creative thinking to kids nationwide.  Check out these imaginative kids in Virginia Beach, VA.  Their teacher, Pam Northam, modified the Crow Creativity Activity by using materials found in their science lab such as the Erlenmeyer flask instead of a clear tube, and attached candy to a loop of tape instead of a basket (since the neck was too small). Students were given the opportunity to chose everyday objects to use, and no instruction other than to get the candy out without lifting the flask. You can see from the photos what a great time they had with this activity.  They also watched the video clip research with the actual crows, and we did some comparative anatomy with human and bird brains.  What are you doing with your students to learn more about the KSC topics?