The severe weather changes that the world has seen over the years prompted STEM Kindergarteners to come up with conceptual ideas that would help people, plants or animals with the environmental threats facing the world today.
Lucas came up with the idea of a self-cooled chicken house. The innovation would save the chickens from extreme heat. The top has a solar panel that connects to a fan and blows cool air to relieve the chickens.
Hana developed a recycling campaign to save polar bears. She was motivated to do something after learning that the polar bears will cease to exist unless something is done to preserve their habitat. Her solution for that is to get people to recycle more.
Ellis wants to save dogs and other pets from house fires. The dog collar concept he designed has a GPS locator/sensor in it that alerts the fire department of the animal’s location in the house.
Ayira created the Shade-o-vator. It’s a solar-powered robot that provides shade everywhere it goes for both dogs and humans.
Alexander built a model for his idea to protect pear trees. It’s a greenhouse to protect the pear tree. There is water and a fence to separate the trees and it has a solar panel for energy and a hose to distribute water to the trees.
Other Kindergarteners wanted to help the homeless during severe weather conditions. Several students donated gloves, hats and hand warmers while other students made blankets to donate to homeless shelters.
A PBL unit that is innovative, addresses a current real-world problem and also gives back to the community. It doesn’t get much better than that. Great job to all of our STEM Kindergarteners!