So, Science Olympiad is cancelled, Math Field Day is cancelled, Robotics is cancelled. Many, many competitions and tournaments are cancelled. So how can you help your child stand out from the crowd? What is left? How do you keep your child(ren)’s enthusiasm and excitement alive?
Actually if your child is competitive (like mine), lots are left. There are cyber security competitions (online ANYWAYS), Math competitions, Essay/Writing contests, Art contests, Science contests and other contests. But, can you do them from your home? Absolutely!
The annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students in grades 5-8 to submit a 1-2 minute video describing a unique solution to an everyday problem for the chance to win $25,000 and an exclusive 3M Mentorship. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills. Go to https://www.youngscientistlab.com/challenge.
Teachers can sign their students up for the National Personal Finance Challenge. Students take an online exam and see if they win! https://financechallenge.unl.edu/
The Math contest allows students to compete every hour, and every week. https://themathcontest.com/
Perennial Math has online competitions and virtual tournaments. https://perennialmath.com/
Of course there are hundreds of writing and art competitions!
Have fun and good hunting!