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YouTube Launches Space Lab for Students and Enthusiasts

 

Google YouTube and Lenovo, along with space organizations around the globe, are sponsoring science experiments aboard the International Space Station. Students aged 14 to 18  are eligible to submit ideas in video format to YouTube. Five renowned judges will be looking over each submission and giving it a score. YouTube users also get a chance to rate their favorites. The submission with the highest score wins.  Regional Winners will be announced January 31, 2012. The grand prize winner will be revealed March 13, 2012.

youtube space labJudges include:

  • Stephen Hawking
  • Becky Parker
  • Guy Laliberte
  • Akihiko Hoshide
  • Leland Marvin

How to Enter

  1. Assemble a team of 1-3 students who are 14-18 years old.
  2. Attain permission from Parents.
  3. Form an idea for an experiment.
  4. Read the Physics and Biological experiment rules.
  5. Record 2-minute or less video. The video must outline the topic, hypothesis, method, and expected results.
  6. Upload the video to YouTube before December 8th, 2011.

 

Winning Prizes for First Place

      • Your experiment carried out on the International Space Station and streamed live from space on YouTube in 2012.
      • An amazing space experience of your choice: watch the rocket with your experiment blast off in Japan or wait until you’re 18 and take cosmonaut training in Russia.
      • A trip to Washington, D.C. USA, including an exhilarating ZERO-G flight on a Boeing 727.
      • A Lenovo© IdeaPad© U300s Ultrabook™ each.

Regional Runners Up

      • A trip to Washington, D.C. USA, including an exhilarating ZERO-G flight on a Boeing 727.
      • A Lenovo© IdeaPad© U300s Ultrabook™ each.

Google says your video should:

  • Reflect your understanding of science.
  • Actually work in space.
  • Be communicated clearly.
  • Be interesting.

Try filming somewhere quiet, and well lit.

To get a good idea of the basic video format, see Google’s two samples.

For more information go to http://www.youtube.com/spacelab.

Review the full rules here.

If you’re a groovyPost reader and interested in competing in this contest, leave a comment and tell us where we can find your video.

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