December 14, 2012

Thank you to everyone who entered the MY AWESOME SCIENCE WORD contest. We enjoyed seeing the choices you made and reading your writing using those words.168 people entered this contest - that is a lot of excellent research and writing!

  As promised, we have selected two winners of this contest, and both will receive an autographed copy of the new edition of Seymour Simon’s SCIENCE DICTIONARY, being published by Dover Books on December 19th. We chose the winners at random, using a very cool random number generator website called


Are you ready? Here are the winners of Seymour Simon’s Awesome Science Word contest:


Individual Winner: Jack B., Quarry Hill Elementary, Ms. Dubell’s class                         

  Awesome Science Word: jet stream

Definition: Jet streams are strong winds that effect the weather.

Why you think it is awesome: I think jet steams are awesome because they go 100 - 300 miles per hour.

Use the word in a sentence: I hear about jet streams on the weather channel and at airports.


Classroom Winner: Mr. Perlman’s Class, Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School

  Awesome Science Word: Rainbow

Definition: A Rainbow is a colorful, half shaped circle that appears after it rains and gets sunny outside.

Why you think it is awesome: We think rainbows are awesome because they have all of our favorite colors.

Use the word in a sentence: I see a big colorful rainbow in the dark blue sky!


Congratulations to everyone who entered. Be on the lookout for another blog post, because we enjoyed the work you did for this contest so much, we are going to publish some of your writing for everyone to read.

Posted by: Seymour Simon

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