Want Flocabulary to shout out your school in The Week in Rap?
For a shout-out on Friday, June 10, 2016, entries are due Thursday, June 2, 2016, by 6 P.M. EST.
Ink an Investigation
This week, we covered a story about how the number of cephalopods like the squid and octopus in the world's oceans has increased while the number of other marine animals like fish has been falling. Scientists formed two hypotheses to explain why the number of cephalopods is rising:
1. The warming ocean hurts certain fish, but it is creating good growing conditions for some cephalopods.
2. People have been overfishing, and this is reducing the number of fish that prey on cephalopods.
For this week's contest, we want you to pick one of these hypotheses and plan an investigation to test it. Explain the steps of your investigation, and describe the materials you'd need to carry it out. .
Note: Students, your teachers must submit for you. Any video submissions should be horizontal.
By entering the contest, you agree to comply with the Official Rules.
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, school, city and contest entry. If a teacher is submitting more than one student entry, please submit all entries in a single email.
HOW IT WORKS
Each Thursday evening, we'll announce the week's contest challenge on this page (and in your Week in Rap email). You have a week to submit your entry. The contest closes when we post a new contest at 6 P.M. Thursday night. Winners will be notified on Friday by 12 noon, and they will have one week to submit a video or photo to be included in the Week in Rap video with the shout out.
We'll shout out the winner's school in the next Week in Rap video (two weeks after the initial contest was posted)!
A little fine print: You must be 18 years or older to enter the contest. Teachers and parents can submit on behalf of their students and children, and can submit as many times as they'd like. By submitting a photo or video that features any students, teachers are agreeing that they’ve obtained parental consent to have the likeness of their child posted on the internet in a way that’s accessible by the public. Read the complete Week in Rap Shout-Out Contest rules here.