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Virtual Science Fair - $5000 Grand Prize


Are you looking for a fun way to encourage your budding scientist? Then you’ll love Parenting magazine’s Innovators of Tomorrow Virtual Science Fair, where you can enter one of your child’s science experiments for the chance to win $5000 and be featured in the June issue of Parenting School Years. will also feature the winner and other favorite entries.

Simply upload a video or photos along with step-by-step instructions and what your child learned.

We’ve assembled an exciting panel of expert judges to choose a winner. Parenting editors will be assisted by Emmy-award winning science teacher and YouTube sensation Steve Spangler; Melinda George, VP/COO of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future; Eric Wilhelm, PhD and Christy Canida of Instructables, the most popular DIY community on the Internet; Marilyn Zaragoza, PhD, award-winning science teacher and 2011 Florida delegate to Parenting’s Mom Congress on Education and Learning; Becky Pringle, Secretary-Treasurer of the National Education Association and a former science teacher; and Jake Ward, editor-at-large, Popular Science magazine.

You have until March 11th to enter your grade-school child, age six to twelve. While parents can (and possibly should) supervise, kids should be full participants. Click here to read the full rules and enter the science fair today!

Kathryn Thompson is a mom to two school-aged kids, a toddler and a deceased betta fish. She can also be found at Bite Upon Bite, and occasionally the gym.