Apparently Siemens got the message.
The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education and the National Science
Teachers Association (NSTA) have partnered on this unprecedented initiative
to educate, empower and engage students, teachers and communities to become
“Agents of Change” in improving their community. Student teams from sixth
through eighth grade, under the mentorship of a teacher or adult supervisor,
can register for the *Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge *at *
Teams of two to three students will identify an environmental issue in their
community, research the issue using scientific investigation, and create a
replicable green solution using web-based curriculum tools powered by
Discovery Education. The mentors of the first 100 teams to register and
complete a project for the *Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge* will
receive an award-winning *Planet Earth* series DVD set. Submissions from
middle school students will be accepted through March 15, 2009. The
initiative expands to elementary schools in 2009 and to high schools in
Here’s the deal, you’ve got the link, you’ve got the kids, now give them the time and tools to get the job done.
Kudos to Siemens, Discovery and the National Science Teachers Association. The best way to invoke change is through empowering our children.
In addition to cash prizes, the kids can appear on TV. My kids would kill for that opportunity!
Now, y’all let me know what your kids are up to, but do me one favor? Stay out of their way.