The Creativity Challenge: Teachers and students have the opportunity to identify a problem that requires science, creativity and teamwork to solve.
Science is all around us. With creativity and innovation, science drives the technology that shapes our lives everyday. We take for granted that our drinking water is safe, that the lights will come on when we flip a switch, that television signals appear as pictures on the screen, that our iPod plays music and video, that the school bus will get us to school, and on. There was a time when those things weren’t possible. But someone thought of an idea, experimented, used their knowledge of science, and created something we now take for granted. They were creative and innovative people.
The Creativity Challenge: The teacher and students have the opportunity to identify a problem that requires science, creativity and teamwork to solve. Imagine how science could be used to address the problem. Generate some ideas, research them, and pick the most promising to explore further. You’ll need to scientifically evaluate the idea you select and see how well it fixes the original problem. The most exciting scientific evaluations will involve experiments or maybe even building a model. Then you’ll need an action plan – a way to make it happen. Finally, you’ll need to present your work in a digital form – a combination of video, web site, Word document and PowerPoints can be very effective.
Click here for a more detailed description of the challenge, along with the judging rubric. Click here to register. Click here for descriptions of the previous winning projects plus the original example that inspired us to create the Stars Science Competition. The brochure is here.
October 11, 2012: Registration Deadline. On-line registration is here.
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The Stars Challenge admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
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