Kids’ Science Challenge opens for grades 3-6

Starting October 1st, kid scientists all over the country will be inventing new kinds of packaging, space food, and toys and games for animals. It’s all part of the Kids’ Science Challenge, a free, nationwide science competition for students in grades 3 through 6.

Participating scientists and challenges in the Kids’ Science Challenge include:

  • Zero Waste Can you invent a package that never ends up in a landfill?
  • Animal Smarts Can you design a toy, game or experiment that enhances the life of a pet or zoo animal and demonstrates its particular intelligence?
  • Meals on Mars Can you come up with a new way to preserve, cook, deliver or sustainably produce food in flight or on Mars?

Third to sixth graders will be able to enter the competition from October 1, 2011 to February 29, 2012. Visit for more information.