Science just got a whole lot cooler! The Science of Hockey is a unique educational opportunity created to celebrate the 2011 NCAA Men's Frozen Four, April 7 and 9, hosted by the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and held at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn.

Students in grades K - 8 can create a two-minute video demonstrating their understanding of a scientific aspect and relate it to the game of ice hockey. Entries will be organized into three age groups: grades K-2, grades 3-5 and grades 6-8, and by type of entry: individual or classroom/group, for a total of six categories. A panel of judges will determine the five finalists selected from each category, for a total of 30 video finalists.

Finalists in six categories will be invited to attend Friday Night at the Frozen Four, April 8, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center. The winning video in each category, as determined by a panel of judges, will be announced. The overall winning video will be chosen at random from the six category winners and will be shown in arena during the NCAA Men's Frozen Four National Championship Game, April 9, 2011. The overall winner will receive a field trip for their entire class to the Science Museum of Minnesota. From all videos submitted, ten video entries will be selected at random to receive gift certificates for classroom supplies.

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