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NORDSON TECH TIME CHALLENGE

Participate in Nordson Tech Time School Challenge! A three-week program that challenges middle school students to solve a real-life STEAM problem in an essay or presentation format. Nordson Corporation hosts Tech Time annually in the Winter and is open to all Carlsbad middle school students.

How to Participate:

Step 1: To participate, find your middle school listed below.

Step 2: Read the question associated with your grade level, then write either an essay (1,000 words or less) or create a marketing brochure/poster that best illustrates your solution.

Step 3: Turn your response into your Science Teacher by Friday, Feb. 7. Be sure to include your name, grade level, and school name in the top right-hand corner of essay responses.

Step 4: Don’t forget to have fun and be creative!

Aviara Oaks

6th Grade: Pick three body systems and explain how they work together in the human body?

7th Grade: Create a product or invention to improve the environment.

8th Grade: Explain the importance of wearing helmets in contact sports using Newton’s Laws, and come up with a design of helmet that would minimize head injuries in those sports. Be sure to explain why your design would work as well.

Calavera Hills

6th Grade: Take on the role of an oxygen molecule being created through photosynthesis and exiting the plant. Then describe your journey as you enter the human body and travel through the lungs, blood vessels and heart on your way to the mitochondria of a single cell. End your story with the process of cellular respiration where you help to create energy (ATP) for the cell.
You can choose to either make a story or create a travel brochure.

7th Grade:How a person’s individual actions and habits can lead to a significant impact on that person’s community – and eventually – the planet? Create a poster to advertise your position. Include tips for people to follow that are based on the chemical, ecological, and/or biological topics you have learned this year.

8th Grade: What alternative energy source provides the most promise for our future? Why?

Valley

6th Grade: Design a children’s story book that explains how organisms get energy from the food they eat.
Valley 6th-grade essay responses are due Tuesday, Feb. 18. to your science teacher.

7th Grade: How can a person’s individual actions and habits lead to a significant impact on that person’s community – and eventually – the planet? Create a poster to advertise your position. Include tips for people to follow that are based on the chemical, ecological, and/or biological topics you have learned this year

8th Grade: What alternative energy source provides the most promise for our future? Why?

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Nordson Corporation

We are incredibly thankful to the Nordson Corporation for its commitment to enriching the educational experience for every student in Carlsbad Schools.