Announcing the Get Real Winners: Math and Science Concepts
Students often ask how the things taught in the classroom every day relate to the real world. Where will algebra get them in life? Why are chemistry concepts important?
The CK-12 Get Real Competition challenged students to show exactly how those classroom geometry, physics and chemistry concepts can be applied in the world around us. Students were challenged to apply math and science concepts in the real world to demonstrate learning.
We received hundreds of creative, thoughtful and fun entries from students of all ages. It was incredibly difficult to narrow it down to the top ten entries, but with your help and the help of our official judges, we did!
We are extremely excited to announce the top 3 winners for the first time today!
These 3 winning entries exhibited thourough understanding of the math or science concept, creative application in the real world, excellent impact and stunning clarity. Each winning entrant will receive an electronic device of their choosing in addition to a collection of devices for their classroom. These devices will become property of the school and will be great resources for learning for years to come.
Now, what you've all been waiting for... The winners!
Finally, in first place we have a excellent application of the science concept, catalysts. This entry came to us from the Geek Squad group at Leadership Public School in Oakland, California. The team consisted of 6 high school students. This project is titled, "The Hydrogen Peroxide Rocket Belt". Click here to see the submission.
In second place we have eight high school students from Colorado Springs, Colorado.Their submission used physics concepts for rigging in cayoneering. Their analysis of the Deadman and the 3:1 Z-Rig uses physics concepts to explain how anchors work to allow safety while exploring canyons. Click here to see the submission.
Our third place winners are the 6th grade students at Mirror Lake Middle School in Chugiak, Alaska. These 6th graders explored how sampling helps biologists learn what causes deformed beaks in Chickadees. Click here to see the submission.
Congratulations to all our winners! If you didn't win this time, don't worry! We will announce another competition in fall 2013!
Watch the video of the winner's reactions!
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