The Paradigm Challenge


Mini Contest

http://www.projectparadigm.org/public-voting/about: STUDENT SERVICE CONTEST

We believe in the power of student service and we want to help you make a difference in the world. Tell us about your idea and you could win cash to support your project. We welcome submissions about projects by groups and individual students.
CREATE. Submit a photo, video, or anything else that captures your student service in action or an idea for student service.
SHARE. Upload your entry (or entries) to tell the world about your student service. Ask friends, family, and everyone else you know to vote for your entry. The entry and voting deadline is May 1, 2017.
TWO WAYS TO WIN! The 10 entries with the most public votes will win cash prizes of up to $500 AND we will select our favorite student service projects and award cash that can support or expand those projects!

Main Challenge

http://www.projectparadigm.org/about-the-challenge

WHAT IS THE PARADIGM CHALLENGE?

The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth to use STEM skills plus kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference.  The 2016-17 Challenge aims to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.

Watch a quick video on how it works.

WHO CAN JOIN THE CHALLENGE?

Youth aged 4 to 18 (as of May 1, 2017) compete in three age divisions: Ages 4 to 8 ● Ages 9 to 13 ● Ages 14 to 18

WHAT TYPES OF ENTRIES ARE ACCEPTED?

We welcome all ideas, including posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help reduce waste.

HOW WILL WINNERS BE SELECTED?

A blue-ribbon panel of judges will evaluate entries based on effectiveness, feasibility, originality, presentation, and collaboration.  In addition to the prize money, Project Paradigm intends to provide further support to help turn winning ideas into real-world solutions.

Week 20 December 12 2016

https://www.epa.gov/science-and-technology

6th to 8th learning from EPA Environmental Engineer Mr. Ben Franco and his son Ben (a former FMS student, robotics pioneer and now a Mech. Engineering student at Georgia Southern)

6th Grade

Designed world

  • Get some ideas of simple product

http://pbskids.org/designsquad

Climate Model 

Simple electric circuit model

 

7th  Grade

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How can you connect effects of invention and innovation to human population? Can you create a 60 seconds video about it? Then, submit it to the “World of 7 billion”

Student Video Contest

 

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Industrial revolution: effects of Invention and innovation 

8th Grade

  • Finalize and turn in Global issue products (videos, digital books, models)

 

Week 19 December 5th 2016

An Hour of Code Week

Learn how to code

https://code.org/learn

Why code?

 

Make up and Review Week

GA Power STEM Guest speaker for 6th and 7th grade

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6th grade

  • Presentation:Nanotechnology (videos, flyers, PowerPoint, …)

7th grade

  • Reverse engineering complete and submit the consumer product pieces on the board by Tuesday 12/6/16.
  • Presentation will be on Thursday and Friday.

8th grade

  • Global issues—Continue working on 3D Model, create a Documentary, write a digital booklet, or Build a model.