Guess what's in this image for our September Mystery Image Contest! [Credit: U.S. Geological Survey]
Science NetLinks' Mystery Image Contest has been going strong for two months now, and September's contest is already underway! Now that school is back in session, we'd like to specially invite teachers to enter the contest with their students. Classes who enter a correct guess will be eligible to win a $50 gift certificate to Carolina Biological Supply Company, which carries a wide variety of scientific materials for classroom use.
To enter as a class, simply enter your guess on the contest page, check the 'Class of Students' option, and enter the teacher's name and email address in those fields.
Using our Mystery Image Contest as a classroom activity provides an opportunity to teach educated guessing: teachers can guide students in making empirical observations about the mystery image in order to narrow down what could be in the image. The contest could also serve as an interesting way to introduce a relevant lesson or unit.
For more ideas on how to integrate the contest into your teaching, check out this AAAS.org story about the contest. Then, make sure to share your tips on this All About Science discussion thread or in the comments below.
We'll reveal the answer to this month's Mystery Image Contest on Monday, September 23. Good luck!