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Competition: DuPont Challenge Science Essay. Grades 7-12

Rules-EligibilityThe 2011 DuPont Challenge invites students in grades 7-12 to write a 700 to 1,000-word essay discussing a scientific discovery, theory, event, or technological application that has captured their interest. Prize include $5,000-$2,000 U.S. Savings Bonds and a trip to Disney World and the Kennedy Space Center. Application process open Nov. 15, 2010 through Jan. 31, 2011.

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Resource: Hazardous Waste Class Activities

EPA-Logo1HAZ-ED is a collection of class materials for grades 7-12 focusing on hazardous waste, dump sites, and efforts of remediation The materials — which include basic information, warm-up and full class activities, fact sheets, a glossary, suggested readings, a brochure about the Superfund program, and a bibliography — can be used as part of a larger curriculum or stand-alone.

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Essay Competition: DuPont Challenge


The DuPont Challenge© Science Essay Competition invites students grades 7 – 12 to write a 700- to 1,000-word essay about a scientific discovery, theory, event or technological application. Winners receive savings bonds up to $5,000 and an expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World and the Kennedy Space Center. The program also rewards the contributions of the winning students’ teachers with accompanying trips, $500 education grants, and sponsorship to attend the 2011 NSTA National Conference on Science Education in San Francisco. Submission deadline: January 31, 2010

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