Starting October 1, students will invited to research a chemical element of their choice from the periodic table and create a drawing accompanied by a written fact sheet for that element.
The drawings may be hand-drawn or created on a computer, and must be no larger than 8.5×11 inches. The drawing must clearly represent the information students found most interesting about the element they studied. Submissions will be accepted as PDFs through the online form available at http://bit.ly/IYPTKSL until October 27th, at 11:59PM.
The fact sheet must be neat, preferably typed in blue/black ink, not larger than 8.5×11 inches, and contain the following information: the element's name, atomic number, atomic mass, symbol, its uses, and information on the environmental impact of its extraction, refinement, use, etc. Students will be required to provide a list of at least three sources they used for the project. A list of easily-accessible local resources will be provided to encourage students to use information responsibly.
One $50 gift card will be awarded to each of the three categories: most creative, most information-rich, and judges’ pick. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
All submissions will be on display on the tables during the Friday event, and participants will have the opportunity to observe and discuss other students’ works.