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SUBJECT: Local students compete and put their science knowledge to the test at the All Science Challenge hosted by Memorial University

DATE: April 26,2012

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Approximately 160 Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from 17 schools across the province are getting ready to compete in the All Science Challenge on Tuesday, May 1 at Memorial University.
 
Hosted by Let’s Talk Science volunteers at Memorial University, the All Science Challenge is a fun-filled day of fast thinking, competition and teamwork that encourages its young competitors to view science as a fun and dynamic choice for their future studies. This year’s challenge has attracted teams from all over the province including a team from Cloud River Academy in Roddickton.
 
Following the opening ceremonies, students participate in a science quiz show that puts their science knowledge to the test in disciplines such as earth sciences, psychology, physics and biotechnology.
 
In the afternoon, students compete in a design challenge, where they build an object using limited materials. In the past, students have constructed a cushion for an egg drop and a bridge using only plastic cups, duct tape and sticky notes.
 
After the scores have been tallied, the team with the highest score is named the All Science Challenge champions!
 
WHEN: May 1, 9 a.m.- 2:40 p.m.
Photo opportunities and interviews available during the:
- science quiz show from 9:45-11:30 a.m.
- design challenge from 1:20-2 p.m.
- awards ceremony from 2:15-2:40 p.m.
 
WHERE: Room 2004, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation (the former Inco building)
    Memorial University St. John’s campus
 
MEDIA CONTACT:Siobhan Kavanagh, executive co-ordinator
                                 Let’s Talk Science – Memorial University
                                 709-864-4028; (cell) 709-728-3129
                                 lts@mun.ca
 

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ABOUT THE ALL SCIENCE CHALLENGE:
The All Science Challenge was developed in 2005 by Let's Talk Science Outreach volunteers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., and is currently being held at 22 universities and colleges across Canada. Shaw Cablesystems, 3M, Honda Canada Foundation, Pfizer Canada and Call2Recycle are generous sponsors of this year’s competition at Memorial University.
 
ABOUT LET'S TALK SCIENCE:
Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable, science outreach organization. We deliver science learning programs and services that turn kids on to science, keep them engaged in learning and develop their potential to become 21st century stewards, innovators and citizens. Through Let’s Talk Science Outreach, we engage more than 3,000 enthusiastic post-secondary student volunteers at 36 universities and colleges across Canada to turn more than 145,000 children and youth on to science, technology, engineering and math each year. For more information about Let's Talk Science, please visit letstalkscience.ca.
 

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