Calling all science super heroes…
The Young Scientist Challenge wants YOU!

Do you know a student in 5th-8th grade with a passion for science and a knack for problem-solving? Encourage them to submit a video to the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for the chance to work with 3M mentors to turn their ideas into reality! In addition to the top 10 finalists, up to 51 state merit winners will be chosen to receive an exclusive 3M Technology Prize Pack!

Teachers, they did not forget about you! Each finalist will be asked to identify a teacher who is their science super-hero and that educator will receive a Young Scientist Challenge prize pack and special recognition on the Young Scientist Challenge website!



Are you interested in the challenge but not sure where to start?

Have no fear, the Young Scientist Team is here! Whether you are an educator, student or parent – YS Team has custom resources designed to guide you through the submission process.

Educator and Parent Resources
Letter Home to Parents
Challenge Guide and Timeline
Parent Support Tips

All entry videos must be submitted by April 19, 2018 at 8 PM ET.
Have a question? Young Scientists Challenge team can help! Email them at


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