Google has launched the world's first online science fair for 13-18 year-olds.
The Google Science Fair will allow children with a scientific frame of mind to register their experiments and present the results to the search giant in a 2-minute long video or a 20-slide presentation. For this, all they need is a working model of their idea, an Internet connection and a Google account, PC Magazine reports.
In a blog post, the company said that it had partnered with Lego, Scientific American, European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the National Geographic for the initiative. Google is also accepting entries in local offline science fairs for its online project.
“You may have participated in local or regional science fairs where you had to be in the same physical space to compete with kids in your area. Now any student with an idea can participate from anywhere, and share their idea with the world,” the company said.
Google said that the idea behind the science fair was to allow children from all corners of the world to compete with each other at a global level. The grand prize is a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Explorer and a scholarship worth $50,000.