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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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