Hi, I thought you would be interested in this challenge for middle-schoolers. Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education and National Science Teachers Association have teamed up together to create Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.
The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is a K-12 sustainability challenge where students form teams of 2 or 3, work with a teacher/mentor to identify an environmental issue in their community, research it, develop a plan, collect data, analyze that data, and share the results they've found so far. Projects are grouped into three categories based on environment rural, urban and suburban.
To participate go to the Getting Started section of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge to find all the information you need to launch a successful project. The Challenge is open to all U.S. middle school students between grades 6-8 and teams made up of two to three members and a teacher or adult advisor (i.e. parent, Girl/Boy Scout leader etc.). Entries are being accepted from September 16, 2008 through March 15, 2009, and are developed by teams of two to three students under the mentorship of a teacher or other adult supervisor. Winners will be announced in spring 2009.
For more information on the Challenge, please visit: http://www.wecanchange.com.
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