S^4 Super Summer Science Search™ 2017 Contest

Contest Prompt

S^4 Super Summer Science Searches Contest for Cupertino Middle School Students

Step 1. Choose a problem from health/medicine, urban planning, computer science, transportation, or food.

Step 2. Present your unique solution to the problem by applying one or more areas of study from S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, the liberal arts*, mathematics).

Step 3: Do research within the library’s online databases based on your topic. At least three databases are required for an entry to be eligible, but more are encouraged. Outside sources are also allowed.

Step 4: Describe your solution in an MLA formatted report. Include creative ways to implement your solution as well as a Works Cited page (also in MLA format). Please note your solution will be evaluated partially on its feasibility.

Step 5: Format your visual presentation as if you were proposing your solution to a community group, government agency, or corporation.

*Liberal Arts: History, Art, Sociology, Linguistics, Architecture, and Music

Remember to have fun and be creative!

What We’re Looking for:

— Creativity

— Feasibility

— Formatting and mechanics (citations, MLA format, page and time limit)

— Sources

— Quality of the visual presentation (production, effort, etc.)

Requirements for electronic submission

1. 3-5 page electronic report

2. Research citings from Santa Clara County Library science/other resources – you must have at least 3 from the library databases

3. A typed journal (submitted electronically, up to 5 pages)

4. Presentation (slideshow, video, audio, Prezi, or similar – no more than 5 minutes)

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