Exhibiting Imagination: Doodling Delaware
Through September 30, 2012
An Exhibition of the State’s Finalists in the National 2012 Doodle 4 Google Competition
The top submissions from Delaware schoolchildren in this year’s national Doodle 4 Google competition are in a new display at the Delaware Children’s Museum.
Entries were submitted from all across Delaware, and these finalists represent the top submissions in different age groups: K-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12. The competition finalists hail from Hockessin, Lewes, Milton, New Castle, Newark, and Wilmington.
Doodle 4 Google is one of several efforts by Google to encourage and celebrate the creativity of young people by asking students to create their own Google doodle. The theme this year was “If I could travel in time, I’d visit...” Doodle 4 Google gives students a blank canvas to harness their curiosity and imagine the past, present, and/or future anywhere in the world. The doodles were judged by a team of Googlers and then guest judges—such as Katy Perry, Phineas and Ferb creator and executive producer Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, and recording artist Jordin Sparks—helped choose the top doodles.
Kids inspired by Delaware's doodles can participate in our very own Doodle the DCM contest, now through September 30, 2012. Weekly winners will be featured on the DCM's Facebook page and hung up in our Exhibiting Imagination: Doodling Delaware gallery. At the end of the contest, all winning submissions will be entered to win a DCM Fun Basket, filled with educational toys, puzzles, books, and games from our Fun in Store gift shop.
Did you know that doodling is also good for you?
Research published in the journal Science argues that drawing and sketching has several benefits, including helping students learn and aiding in scientific discovery.
The research suggests that by drawing a scientific concept, such as a sound wave, students understand it better. And maybe as importantly, drawing helps them feel more engaged and excited about learning.
Researcher Shaaron Ainsworth says:
"The most striking thing was the effort that students would apply to learning about science when they read and then drew what they could understand from the text, and how much enjoyment they derived from doing this."
So keep on doodling, kids!
Dino-Awesome! by Anthia D., age 8, Lewes
Mission: Apollo 11 by Prasanna K., age 10, Wilmington
A Walk through Paris by Ursula D., age 11, Newark
Google Future by Katiana J., age 15, New Castle
The Late 1800s in the West by Emilee S., age 16, Wilmington
Prehistoric Times by Wilfredo R., age 16, Wilmington
Kingdom of the Rising Sun by Adam K., age 17, Milton
One Tribe by Sarah G., age 17, Hockessin
Google Brings My World to Life by Olivia F., age 17, Wilmington