There is a lot of information coming at us all the time about the situation we're in, and we imagine kids have lots of questions. As kids do, we imagine they're getting answers! What is an epidemic? What is a virus? Why is soap so good?
Would someone young in your life like to share an explanation of something they learned recently, or something their peers are curious about? We're collecting submissions from kids ages K - 12, have the kids think about their best new knowledge and let us take a look!
🎉 How it works 🎉
1. Apply to participate
Fill out this form to let us know that you'd like to prepare a submission, and we'll get back to you. (We will update this page with a form.)
If this text is still up online on this page, then we are still accepting applications to participate.
We can't accept a submission from someone who doesn't have an initial ok to prepare a submission.
Application to participate:
2. Prepare your submission
Once students have been accepted to participate, submissions will be accepted until April 13. Submissions can be video, or can be short (1-page) written explanations intended for the student's peers, or can be drawings or illustrations.
Here is some adult-level science
We will accept submissions that we keep private through a custom form, and we'll also accept links to material posted on social channels with hashtag #mitcnc_explainit
We will update this page with a form for submitting your finished explanation or illustration.
Send it to us before Monday, April 13!
3. Sit back and wait as judging happens.
We're offering prizes in a few age brackets: $1k for each winner, and $100 for additional finalists in each bracket.
🔬 Judging criteria: 🔬
- creativity of illustration or explanation
- clarity of illustration or explanation
- difficulty of concept
Age brackets [the grade the student is currently in]:
- Grades K-3
- Grades 4-5
- Grades 6-7
- Grades 8-9
- Grades 10-12