Here’s an opportunity for your students to get excited about next year’s Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The deadline has passed for this year’s competition, but the website allows you and your students to explore this year’s contestants and start to think about entering in 2010! As stated on the website, the basic goal of the program is as follows:

*Do you have what it takes to be America’s Top Young Scientist? Discovery Education and 3M are looking for a few great students to inspire us with their enthusiasm for science, so show us what you’ve got! Create a short (1-2 min.) video about one of this year’s scientific topics and YOU could win a trip to New York City to compete in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge finals.*

In the Fun Science Extras section, you can find all sorts of teaching, experiment, and field trip resources!