JogNog Launches Nationwide Science Contest for Middle School Students

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The JogNog Science Challenge motivates students to learn key science concepts.

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JogNog, the leading digital learning app for science education, is launching a free nationwide contest for middle school students to learn science in a challenging and fun way. The contest is designed to motivate students to study science and to help teachers easily reinforce key science concepts.

The JogNog Science Challenge is a program that has been shown to improve science scores on standardized state tests by supporting friendly competition among schools to learn science concepts and correctly answer questions. Questions in the competition support Next Generation Science Standards as well as individual state science requirements for grades 2 through 8.

The contest continues until the middle of May 2015 with a different school winning each week for achieving the most correctly answered questions. Winning schools receive a $25 Amazon gift card, a coveted JogNog Science Challenge poster and are entered into the grand prize of a $100 Amazon gift card and the JogNog Science Challenge trophy. The science questions come from JogNog’s library of 70,000 questions of which 40% are free.

To sign up for the competition and access the science quizzes for the JogNog Science Challenge, visit the contest page at http://www.JogNog.com/JSC2015. The winning schools each week will be announced on that page each week, as well as on Twitter at @JogNog.

“Friendly competition between schools motivates learning and cooperation, and we are pleased to provide the JogNog Science Challenge at no cost to encourage students,” said Stephen Smith, CEO and co-founder of JogNog. “The competition is to see how much you can learn, not how much you know. Every school has a fair chance. The students in the school that learns the most win!”

Kimberly Carter, a science teacher at Westview Middle School in Greenwood, South Carolina, agrees, “My students love the Science Challenge and JogNog. They stay engaged with the content with anytime, anywhere access!”

About JogNog
JogNog provides a comprehensive system for formative and summative assessment that motivates students to learn in an engaging and fun way. Specifically designed to meet teachers’ needs, JogNog delivers quizzes aligned to Common Core and state curriculum standards for grades 2 through 12. JogNog uses the latest in educational research to create competitive learning games that enhance student assessment and learning. It is available on the web, iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, and the educational tablets Amplify and Kuno. For more information about JogNog, visit http://www.JogNog.com.

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