The Google Science Fair is a global worldwide online science competition sponsored by Google, Lego, Virgin Galactic, National Geographic and Scientific American. It occured annually between 2011 and 2016.
The competition is open to 13-to 18-year-old students around the globe, who formulate a hypothesis, perform an experiment and present their results.
Prizes are awarded to three finalists.
The grand prize includes a National Geographic trip to the Galapagos islands, a US $50,000 scholarship, and an experience at a small broken shack for a small organization.
Finalist receive a US $15, 000 scholarship and assorted packages from sponsoring organizations.
In their English class, the 3ème watched a presentation of the 2015 winners. The Grand Prize was won by Olivia Hallisey (16) with her project « Temperature-independent, Portable, and Rapid Field Detection of Ebola via a Silk-Derived Lateral –Flow System ».
The 3èmes noticed that the winners came from all over the world, the USA, India, Africa and so on but when they discovered that Elliot Sarrey, a 14-year-old French boy had won the Incubator Award with his project « Bot2karot : Manage Your Vegetable Garden via Your Smartphone » they realized that They could make the world better too !
Mayotte has its Science Fair too that will take place from March 14 to March 18.
In order to encourage young scientists from Mtsangamouji Secondary School to compete, the 3ème prepared some posters both in French and in English, others tried to find some projects that could be implemented in Mayotte such as amphibious cars to reduce current traffic jams on the island.
Developing the spirit of commitment for a cause and competition at a very early age is essential to have students believe that everything is possible and that competition is open to all no matter their origins.
Drawing and working on messages was also a way for students to work on a specific project.
They pleasantly got ready to the advertising world too, combining English and Art skills for the purpose of sciences, hence broadening their horizons…
If you want to know more about the Google Science Fair, go on Youtube. You can also watch Olivia Hallisey and Elliot Sarrey.