InnoCentive, Inc., the pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing, today announced a collaboration with Popular Science, a leading science and technology publication, to connect organizations that have important science, technology or engineering problems to the people and global communities who can best solve them. As part of this strategic alliance, InnoCentive and Popular Science have launched the Popular Science Open Innovation Pavilion, located on both InnoCentive.com and PopSci.com, in addition to a new $25,000 Challenge, which asks problem solvers from around the world to design an innovative science lesson plan for students in grades 6-8.
Coinciding with the launch of the new Pavilion, Popular Science and InnoCentive announced a new Challenge with a total award value of $25,000: “Science Lesson Plan for Grades 6-8.” Scientists who will shape the next three decades of research are in middle school today, presenting teachers with the chance to share the excitement and opportunities that exist within science and technology. Problem solvers are asked to devise and submit a lesson plan, based on the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework, for grades 6-8 in one of the following categories:
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