Participants conduct research on a contemporary biotechnology based on an annual theme, document their research, and create an effective interactive multimedia display to educate an elementary school audience. The information gathered may be student-performed research or a re-creation or simulation of research performed by the scientific community. If appropriate, a model or prototype depicting some aspect of the issue may be included. Semifinalists make a presentation and are interviewed.
2023-2024 Theme: Microplastics have long been a concern for their effects on marine ecosystems, but recently, scientists have discovered their existence in Antarctic snow, on the tops of mountains, in the air, and even in our blood. Research one source of microplastics (i.e., clothing, vehicle tires, manufacturing, plastic degradation, etc.) and document their effects on organisms and the environment, as well as what is being done to mitigate these effects.
# Careers Associated
Quality Control Analyst
# Oklahoma Eligibility
Entries are limited to two teams per chapter.
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