ExploraVision is a K-12 science competition that focuses on what it takes to bring ideas to reality. Working with a teacher, students groups of 2 – 4 pick a current technology, research it, envision what it might look like in 20 years, and describe the development steps, pros and cons, and obstacles.
Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association and Toshiba, this year’s contest is linked to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Students can win up to $10,000 in U.S. savings bonds. Past winners have envisioned technologies ranging from a hand-held food-allergen detector to a new device to help people who have lost limbs regain movement in real time. Teachers who submit the most projects can win a Toshiba tablet.
The competition is open to students enrolled in public, private or home school in the United States and Canada. See the full eligibility requirements here.
Projects must be received at Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000 by 5 pm EST, Thursday, January 31, 2014.