Calling All Budding Scientists

Google is sponsoring an online global science fair in partnership with CERN, LEGO, National Geographic and Scientific American. The competition is open to kids around the world ages 13-18 and the prizes are amazing. Submissions are due April 4, 2011. For more information, visit the official web site. The resource section of their web site has some great materials related to their partners, using Google tools, and STEM education.

As I looked through the science fair web site, I couldn't help but think that this might be a great opportunity for teachers who are interested in working with students from other classrooms around the world. Individual students can enter, but teams of 2 or 3 students are also allowed. Wouldn't it be fun if teachers found virtual science fair partners and worked to complete projects using online resources?