STTE is designing our next interactive science fair book to educate students about climate change solutions. The book will feature immersive augmented reality student projects, youtube news, and fun quizzes. We will print books on 100% recyclable materials, get books published, and distribute them to school libraries. You can reserve your copy below.
The Augmented Reality Science Fair (ARSF) World Climate Change Challenge is a first-of-its-kind model that complements the traditional science fair model by introducing augmented reality to student STEM research and focuses on climate change innovations.
ARSF introduces elementary, middle and high school students to new technologies, supports STEM education learning, and showcases innovative EdTech solutions to global challenges raised by climate change. Winners will be published in the first-ever augmented reality climate change solution book.
ARSF World offers students three tracks to choose from and teams must select only ONE track to compete. The tracks include Environmental Sustainability, Digital Literacy and Inclusion, and Future of Smart Cities. How we engage, influence, and impact youth to pursue STEM pathways is critical to our global success.
Select the tab below to learn more about each track.
Reducing the Carbon Footprint
A Carbon Footprint is the total greenhouse gas emissions produced through burning fossil fuels such as petroleum, coal and natural gas to create the resources we use in our daily lives. You need petrol to drive a car or gas to light your stove. When we burn fossil fuels, it produces greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide CO2. Therefore, part of our ecological footprint is actually our carbon footprint, the amount of carbon dioxide CO2 that is released into the atmosphere and environment as a result of our activities. Everything in this world carries an environmental footprint. YES, Everything! You, an individual, business, country, event, product, etc… Your challenge is to create something or modify an existing product that reduces any type of carbon footprint.
Why is it important to reduce carbon footprint?
When we use fossil fuel, it releases greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, which makes its temperature rise. We have emitted so much of these greenhouse gasses over the past century that the earth is getting warmer than it has ever been over the past 400,000 years causing climate change. By reducing your carbon dioxide emissions, you will shrink your carbon footprint, and your choices will help keep the climate livable.
Do you know how much carbon dioxide are you releasing into the atmosphere? Check out the carbon footprint calculators listed below and use one to calculate your carbon footprint:
If you are in the U.S., we recommend you use this website: CoolClimate Calculator https://coolclimate.org/calculator
If you are anywhere else in the world: www.carbonfootprint.com
We recommend teams to use Assemblr as the main AR content creation platform to design their AR projects. However, teams are also allowed to use other AR content creation platforms AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT REQUIRE AN APP TO ACCESS OR VIEW SCENE, the platform must be fully web interface).
When submitting your final projects, we require a QR code that deep links to your AR Scene.
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