It's that time of year again! Google is once more hosting a science fair allowing young scientists and researchers from all over the world share their projects and win great prizes. Participating in the Google Science Fair is a great way to gain some research experience in addition to winning what Google refers to as some "life-changing" prizes. Awards include scholarships, work opportunities and science trips.
The competition is open to all students between the ages 13 and 18. Students are allowed to submit individual projects or may work in teams of two or three.
If you are interested in doing a psychology project, you'll want to submit it under the 'Behavioral & Social Sciences' category. There are a number of other categories to choose from including:
- Computer Science & Mathematics
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Flora and Fauna
- Energy and Space
- Inventions and Innovation
- Food Science
- Electricity and Electronics
In order to take part in the online science fair, you must begin by registering and obtaining parental consent. Your submission must be presented using Google Sites, and all participants are required to include either a slide show or video on the summary page.
You can learn more by reading the science fair rules as well as checking out Google's experiment guidelines and tips for creating your project site. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2012.
Whether you are participating in a science fair hosted by Google or your own school, one of the first steps is to come up with a project topic. Check out our list of psychology science fair projects for some possible ideas.