Kids Explaining Science of COVID-19
Apr 30 - Virtual Event
Kids Explaining Science of COVID-19
Apr 30 - Virtual Event

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!

Submission Deadline  April 30!

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?   How it works  ?

  1. Submit your application by April 30th

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




2. Sit back and wait as judging happens. 

Gifts made to MIT COVID-19 research fund made in the competitor's name in a few age brackets:

$1k gift to MIT COVID-19 research made in competitor’s named for each winner, and

$100 gift to MIT COVID-19 research made in the competitor’s name 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-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12


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Date and Time
Thursday, April 30, 2020
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM PT
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