Can you teach an ancient spider fresh tricks? Could bigger understanding alien superbugs cure diseases on Earth? These are the questions that will be questioned by the two winning experiments of YouTube Hour Lab, the science competition that challenged students from 14 to 18 years ancient to design a science experiment that could be performed in hour. Your votes and our expert judges chose the winners from thousands of entries from encircling the earth. Experiments submitted by Dorothy and Sara, from Troy, Mich., U.S. (winners in the 14-16-year-ancient age collection) and Amr from Alexandria, Egypt (winner in the 17-18-year-ancient age collection) will be performed aboard the International Hour Station and live streamed to the earth on YouTube.
Meet Amr from Alexandria, Egypt
Global Winner, 17-18-year-ancient age collection:
Watch his entry: “Can you teach an ancient spider fresh tricks?”
Meet Dorothy and Sara from Troy, Mich., U.S.
Global Winners, 14-16-year-ancient age collection:
Watch their entry: “Could alien superbugs cure diseases on Earth?”
Sunita Williams—the NASA astronaut who’ll glide to the International Hour Station later this year and perform the winning experiments live on YouTube—announced the global winners at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., where the six regional winning teams were gathered. While in Washington, all the teams also took a ZERO-G weightless flight and a private tour of the the Udvar-Hazy Air & Hour Museum.
In addition to having their experiments performed in hour, Amr, Dorothy and Sara get to choose between one of two awesome hour adventures: a trip to Japan to watch their experiment blast off in a rocket bound for the ISS or, once they’re 18 years ancient, a week-extended astronaut direction in Star Megalopolis, Russia, the training center for Russian cosmonauts.
Subscribe to the YouTube Hour Lab channel for all the best hour playlists and to check outside video of the winners on their ZERO-G flight. Stay tuned for the live stream from hour, which will capture place later this year.
Posted by Zahaan Bharmal, head of marketing operations in EMEA