If your student has a knack for distilling big concepts into easy-to-understand ideas, get them a camera stat because they can win $250,000! There’s still time for them to enter the Breakthrough Junior Challenge. Students ages 13 through 18 are invited to create a short video (under three minutes) explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way.
In light of the current pandemic, there is a COVID-19 category. Students are encouraged to help educate the world about this global health crisis by sharing the science or math behind the causes, impacts, and potential solutions.
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge will also give the winner’s teacher a $50,000 prize and the winner’s school a new $100,000 science lab.
The winner will be presented their award on the live, globally televised Breakthrough Prize ceremony on National Geographic, Facebook, and YouTube, where they’ll also meet with world leaders in science, technology, academia, business, and entertainment.
Check out the video below to learn more.
The deadline to apply is June 25, 2020.