Science Matters Essay Contest 

Science Matters Essay Contest
Write an essay on the topic given for your grade
level. Deadline: Friday, April 17 2020


Grade Level Topics

Grades PK-2: Science is all around us and has a
daily impact on our lives. Choose one thing you

observe in your daily life and explain how sci-
ence makes it possible.


Grades 3-5: Science is all around us and has a
daily impact on our lives. Choose one thing you

observe in your daily life and explain how

science makes it possible.

Grades: 6-8: Scientists need to demonstrate the
ability to overcome obstacles when doing

research by showing a growth mindset and per-
severance. Share a scientific discovery where the scientist demonstrated the ability to “Keep Calm and Science On” by pushing through struggles to meet their goals. Explain what they have done and why you think what they have done demon-strates the idea of “Keep Calm and Science On.”


Grades 9-12: Can you share a famous or local
scientist who you believe depicts “Keep Calm
and Science On” in its true essence? Explain
what they do and why you think they are an
exemplar for the idea of “Keep Calm and
Science On”.

Winners of the 2018 WSST Science Matters Essay Contest 


Student:  Derr Lewis

Teacher:  Nancy Lambert

Address:  Huegel Elementary, 2601 Prairie Rd, Madison, WI 53711



Student: Coral Schmidt

Teacher: Matt Gallo

Address:  Eagle School, 5454 Gunflint Trail, Fitchburg, WI 53711



Student:  Arushi Bharadwaj

Teacher:  Laurie Horne

Address:  Wisconsin Hills Middle School, 18700 W. Wisconsin Ave., Brookfield, WI 53045



Student: Neville Nazareth

Teacher: Jennifer Bault

address:  Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd., Glendale, WI 53217

Science is not a subject you took in school, it’s life. We are wrapped by it, in it, with it. And one’s science literacy should never be viewed as a disposable dimension of one’s mind – not in this, the 21st century, where the engines of tomorrow’s economies will derive from wise investments and innovations in science and technology.



High School

Science's Role in the Evolution of the World

Casey Kroening

Teacher: Laurie Leaf

Bruce High School (Bruce, WI)

Middle School

Why does Science Matter to Society?

Natasha Sokhi

Teacher: Nicole Nevers

Kohler Middle School (Kohler, WI)

Grades 3-5

Why Does Science Matter to Society?

Sharlotte Hanusa

Teacher: Alicia Dequaine

East Elementary (Baraboo)

Grades K-2

Why Science Matters to Society

Lexi Kenas

Teacher: Mary Kenas

Sullivan Elementary (Sullivan, WI)

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