The Science NetLinks Mystery Image Contest puts your detective skills to the test by featuring a close-up section of a science-related image and you need to guess its identity. The contest features images that fit different science themes, like Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.
To enter, simply go to the Mystery Image Contest page and enter your contact information and your guess. One winner will be chosen randomly out of all the correct answers to win a prize! Each contest will be open for about two weeks and the answer will be revealed along with some science background and related resources.
You can use the Mystery Image Contest to generate interest and excitement around various science topics. As we continue to post new Mystery Images, we will choose images that fit different science themes, like Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc. For example, our first contest featured a Blue-and-Yellow Macaw. This could be used to start a discussion about natural selection by challenging students to consider how this species may have developed its beautiful blue-and-yellow feathers. Or, you could even use the image and accompanying information to talk about how the dominant chick is usually the only chick to survive. What kind of survival strategy could be going on in this situation?
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