All Science Challenge

Faculty of Science Partners with Let's Talk Science

by Maureen Paisley
posted 28 May 2010

Congratulations to all our participants and to the Golden Gate Geeks!

More than 30 Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from five Manitoba schools competed in the Let’s Talk Science All Science Challenge on Friday, May 28 at the Engineering Information and Technology Complex at the University of Manitoba.

Encouraged by 50 cheering fans and classmates, teams of students competed against each other in an exciting question and answer competition, where they were challenged to come up with answers to difficult questions in a range of science topics – from biology and chemistry to environmental science and engineering.

Students also participated in a bridge-building competition – where they used various materials to build a bridge strong enough to support a glass full of water.

About the All Science Challenge
Hosted for the first time by University of Manitoba science students, the All Science Challenge is a fun-filled day of competition and camaraderie that’s part of a nationwide Let’s Talk Science program to excite and inspire the next generation of scientists.

The All Science Challenge was developed in 2004 by Let's Talk Science outreach volunteers at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, and is currently being held at 11 universities across Canada this year. Shaw Cablesystems, 3M, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Science were generous sponsors of this year’s competition, which tests students in the subject areas of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, earth and environmental science, engineering, mathematics, psychology and physics. The top teams of students will go head-to-head to win the final elimination round.

About Let's Talk Science 
Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable, science outreach organization. It delivers science learning programs and services that turn kids on to science, keeps them engaged in learning and develops their potential to become 21st century stewards, innovators and citizens.

Through the Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program, it engages more than 1,800 enthusiastic post-secondary student volunteers at 30 universities and colleges across Canada to turn more than 100,000 kids on to science, engineering and technology each year.

For more information about Let's Talk Science, please visit the Let's Talk Science website.