Monday, September 15, 2008

A Fun Energy Contest for Middle Schoolers


Get your middle schooler involved in this cool energy contest (photo: www.wecanchange.com)

Want to get your kids involved in the energy challenge (you have to be over 18 to enter the X PRIZE What's Your Crazy Green Idea challenge)??

Siemens has the answer. Check out their Agents of Change contest. Siemens has partnered with the Discovery Channel to offer a slew of interesting prizes for the winners. Its a GREAT site (complete with "green" action heroes). The Agents of Change contest...
challenges you and your team [of 6th-8th graders] to choose an environmental issue in your own community that you care about; to learn all you can about it; and to design and act on a solution that will make it better. You will be encouraged to use your creativity and all you know about science to create real-world changes. You’ll also help other students across the nation improve their communities by sharing your results.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What happened in the 2004 competition and why was it never reported on? Who was responsible for this fiasco? Were the 2007 results politically motivated? Are the results being "tweaked" in order to assure maximum media coverage? There should maybe be a little less cheerleading and a little more skepticism and scrutiny of this uber-hyped event. Wasn't Siemens AG charged with massive corruption around the world in 2006-2007 in connection with their business dealings? Didn't they admit to it in 2007?

pragzz said...

Had no idea until you mentioned it. I just came across this contest while I was browsing around the net, thought it was a cool idea and a good way to get kids involved...so I posted it.

If you have more information about this and wouldn't mind sharing it, feel free to do so. We want that the dialogue here be as open as possible.

Thanks again for your comment!