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CSUN Science ExplanaJam

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Project ended on June 01, at 11:59 AM PDT
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The CSUN Science Learning Collaboratory is looking for sponsors for the annual ExplanaJam science contest. The ExplanaJam ( provides a chance for K12 students in Los Angeles to win prizes by explaining science concepts. Students record videos of their original explanations and submit them to their teacher. Teachers submit 3 videos per class to be judged by University Faculty and other scientists.

Originally started during COVID, the ExplanaJam will be in its fourth year this May with hundreds of classes participating. The contest helps to reinforce the critical scientific practices of explaining natural phenomena and adds excitement to the end of the school year. 

Our current funding through the California Science Project is limited, so we are seeking sponsors to be able to increase the size and number of the prizes (link to prizes). The judges all volunteer their time so donated money will got directly to prizes.

Thank you for your support. And please share ExplanaJam ( teachers and schools so more students can participate.

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Atomic Booster

Your donation lays the groundwork for budding scientists to embark on their first explorations!


Molecule Mentor

Elevate our contest by supporting prizes that inspire creativity and reward ingenuity. Contributions will enable bigger and better prizes for our winners.


Experiment Enthusiast

Donate at the Experiment Enthusiast level to celebrate the daring and curiosity that drive scientific discovery! Donors will be acknowledged on our webpage.


Innovation Instigator

Innovation Instigator donations honor the trailblazers who merge science with imagination! Donors will be acknowledged on our webpage with a picture or logo.


Science Communicator

Celebrate the art of making complex concepts accessible with the world by donating at the Science Communicator level. Donors to this level can name the award of their choice after themselves or as an honorarium for someone who inspired you. Donors will be acknowledged on our webpage.


Explanation Advocate

Create your own prize category for the ExplanaJam contestants. Name (after yourself or your organization) and define the criteria with the help of the ExplanaJam staff. Make a lasting legacy in the world of science education! Donors will be acknowledged on our webpage.

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