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More than 6,500 middle school students entered the 2010 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge and, after months of work and careful deliberation by the judges, just 25 finalists remain.Find Out More About the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge!
The Challenge—a joint effort of Siemens, Discovery Education, and NSTA—helps teachers educate students on sustainability issues by providing lesson plans, resource guides, and teaching materials. The goal is to create young "agents of change," equipped with the skills and knowledge to confront the challenges of the future.
This year, projects ranging from reducing algae blooms to saving local trees, from recycling electronics to encouraging eco-friendly gardens—one team even used their love of pizza and recycling as inspiration for a plan to utilize wax paper in pizza boxes to prevent grease contamination.
A grand prize winner, along with two national winners, will be chosen from the 25 state finalists on May 24, 2010.
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