Energy Boss (Scratch)
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Competition Overview
Theme

You have been elected as the boss of all of the world's energy!  How should Earth use it?  How much does it need?  What types of energy should we use?

Not an energy expert?  No worries!  First research these topics:

  • What Are The Different Forms of Energy?
  • What Are The Different Types of Energy Sources and What Are Their Differences?
  • How Is Energy Used and How Can We Use Less of It?

Then create an animated story or game using Scratch to explain how you would manage the world's energy!  Make sure you explain why the world should follow your plans - use support from your research to back up your ideas!

It's your energy - it's your rules!

 

Resources to Research:


 


Software Required: Scratch

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    Rules / Requirements

    1. Projects may be submitted by individuals or by teams
      1. Individuals must sign into their account and return to this page to submit their project
      2. Teams sign in with one member's account and return to this page to submit their project
        1. Teams can range from 2 individuals to a whole classroom
    2. Projects must be created in Scratch or Scratch 2.0.
    3. Projects must be uploaded to http://scratch.mit.edu/ or http://beta.scratch.mit.edu/.
    4. Projects may have interaction; but it is not required.
    5. Research for the projects must be done by the individual or team submitting the project.  In otherwords, you can remix other people's projects but you have to do your own research, explain what you would do as Energy Boss, and explain why you would do it based off the research you performed.
    6. Resources may be cited in the comments or in the animation - the important thing as that the evaluators clearly know where you researched your information.
    7. Participants must evaluate five other submissions during the evaluation phase in order to qualify.
    8. Projects will be judged based on this rubric.

    What is Scratch?

    As people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is a programming language that uses blocks of different color and shape to represent the various parts of coding. These blocks visually snap together to create scripts. Due to this drag and drop method, it is easy to see, edit, and test the scripts and their parts. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. It is available for free download from http://scratch.mit.edu.

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    Key Dates
    Phases

    Date Availability

    Submission

    03/01/13 to 05/10/13

    Evaluation

    05/11/13 to 05/24/13

    Winners Announced

    05/31/13

    How to Participate
    Step 1: Register
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    Step 2: Submit Your Stuff

    March 01, 2013 - May 10, 2013

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    Complete your entry and submit your work.

    Step 3: Evaluate Submissions

    May 11, 2013 - May 24, 2013

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    Give feedback for other submissions.

    Step 4: Review Evaluations

    May 24, 2013 - May 31, 2013

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    View and rate feedback for your submission.