About the 3M Young Scientist Lab
Scientific Innovation Belongs to Everyone
The 3M Young Scientist Lab empowers middle school students, educators, and family members to embrace scientific discovery in any environment. Discovery Education and 3M have partnered since 2008 to spark student-centered STEM problem solving in and out of the classroom with a variety of standards-aligned resources, along with the award-winning annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
Bring the Science Lab to You
Game-Changing Student Challenge
Connect students to a 3M Mentor!
Ready to turn a simple idea into a one-of-a-kind learning experience in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge? This award-winning science competition provides the perfect framework to encourage hands-on learning and bring real-world scientific thinking to life.Learn More >
Encourage students to think like a scientist
Access standards-aligned instructional resources that cultivate science knowhow and creative problem-solving skills for middle school students. Customize lessons to students’ interests with a wide variety of engaging activities, interactives, lesson plans and more.Learn More >
DIY Science Opportunities
Find easy ways to inspire student scientists.
Explore real-world innovation with nothing more than simple household items. Take advantage of easy opportunities to engage students in solution seeking with the help of at-home science experiments, family activities, and more.Learn More >
About the Partners
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students, and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.
The Shorty Awards
The 3M Young Scientist Challenge was awarded a Silver Distinction in the 2019 Shorty Awards in the category of STEM. Founded in 2008, the Shorty Awards honors the work of brands, agencies, influencers, creators and other social media professionals producing outstanding work across digital and social platforms.