In the past, I have written about the Design Squad Trash to Treasure competition, where kids were challenged to think of the next great green invention. Well my friends at the Design Squad just let me know that they will be premiering a spin off program of that series and will highlight the winners of this year’s contest in the season finale. Above is a sneak peak of the new PBS' series DESIGN SQUAD NATION which will be premiering Wednesday, January 26, 2011 on PBS Kids GO!
Here’s a quick synopsis of the show:
Over the course of 10 episodes, engineer co-hosts Judy Lee and Adam Vollmer travel across the country and around the world, working side by side with kids to turn their dreams into reality. Design Squad Nation shows that engineering isn’t about hiding away in some lab; it’s about being active in the world, taking risks, collaborating with interesting people, and using science, math, and technology to solve real problems. Design Squad Nation takes a kid’s passion and combines it with engineering to create an array of engineering feats—a cake that is part delicious, part electronic, part mad scientist for the cast party of Young Frankenstein: The Musical; a pedal-powered bike organ; a human-powered flying machine, and more.
|As a result of the Trash to Treasure competition, one of the winners brought her “smarter toilet”, which helps to conserve water, to the White House science fair where she was able to show it off to the president (he even signed her note excusing her from school that day).|
Wish you could help the world conserve water? Have a dream of an invention that can improve someone’s life? Design Squad Nation shows kids that if they can dream it, they can build it.
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