Posted by: anitanolan | September 20, 2011

Earth Science Essay Contest for Kids

For Grades 6-9.

American Geological Institute is sponsoring an essay contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2011. The essay theme for this year is: “How Change Shapes Our Planet.”

The essay contest is open to any interested person in grades 6-9. You must be a resident of the United States to enter.

What is the subject of the essay?

Your essay should focus on the topic “How Change Shapes Our Planet.”

Write a brief essay explaining how interactions among Earth systems – geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere – change our planet over time. How do people gather evidence of change and study its effects? How are humans’ lives affected by these changes? What role do people play in the processes of change on our planet?

How long should the essay be?

The essay must be no more than 300 words. Longer essays will be rejected unread.

Deadline is October 14.

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