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DIY experiments and videos are two of our favorite things, so we were thrilled to hear about GE’s Six Second Science Fair. The week-long celebration resulted in over 600 submitted projects, and GE’s compilation video, via jtotheizzoe, includes a wide variety of shared experiments from kids and adults alike.

It’s fun to watch, but it’s also an excellent resource for checking out science experiments (like these) that you can do yourself. We’re definitely inspired to try a few…

How much science can you fit into 6 seconds?

Update: from Joe at It’s Okay to Be Smart, here’s a list of all of the experiments explained, including some links to instructions.

Two teenagers from the southern African country of Swaziland have won Scientific American’s inaugural Science in Action award, part of the Google Science Fair. The prize is awarded to a project that addresses a social, environmental or health issue to make a practical difference in the lives of a group or community.

This year’s winners are Sakhiwe Shongwe of Siteki and Bonkhe Mahlalela of Simunye, both 14. Their project explores an affordable way to provide hydroponics to poor subsistence farmers, enabling them to grow their crops and vegetables in very large quantities and within limited space without using soil.

In addition to a $50,000 prize, Shongwe and Mahlalela will have access to a year’s mentorship and will travel to Google’s California headquarters in July to compete in the 13-to-14-year-old age category in the overall Google Science Fair.

Here are excerpts from an interview conducted via e-mail with each winner before they knew they had won, by Scientific American’s Rachel Scheer.

via It’s Okay to Be Smart.

The Google Science Fair 2012 has launched!

Students aged 13 - 18 from around the world are invited to ask questions and answer them through science experiments with a chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences, scholarships and real-life work opportunities…

Go to Google Science Fair to find out more information, and follow us on Google+, Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date.

And for anyone younger than 13, start asking and answering those questions now!