What will technology look like in another 20 years? That’s the question thousands of students in grades K-12 will answer as they compete in the annual ExploraVision Awards program–one of the world’s largest K-12 science and technology competitions. Students work in teams to research a technology, or an aspect of a technology, that is present in the home, school, and/or community, or any other technology relevant to their lives. Students may choose something as simple as a pencil or as complex as a quantum computer. They have to explore what the technology does, how it works, and how, when, and why it was invented. The students must then project what that technology could be like 20 years from now. Finally, they must convey their vision to others through both a written description and five graphics simulating web pages. Students from the four first-place teams will each receive a $10,000 U.S. Series EE savings bond. Second-place winners receive $5,000 U.S. Series EE savings bonds. First- and second-place Canadian winners receive Canada savings bonds purchased for the equivalent issue price in Canadian dollars.

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