(photo credit: Chris Neir)
All K-12 Lake Washington School District students are invited to join the Kite STEM Challenge that begins on April 23rd and lasts 3 weeks until May 13th. Here's a quick acronym review: Kite=Kirkland Interactive Technology and STEM=Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. And there is CASH PRIZE MONEY on the table to the tune of $40,000 total to go to the winning schools' STEM programming. Thanks to Google and the Kirkland Parks Foundation, kids will be able to able to answer fun and grade appropriate STEM-related questions on an app where they get even more entries in the contest for questions that are answered from within a Kirkland park. Yes, that's right, get outside with your technology and STEM knowledge (bring your umbrella) - the more questions you answer (even wrong answers are rewarded!) the more entries you submit, the better the chances for your school winning.
OK. Of course you want to do this. How?
- Register at kitestem.org
- Students then download the KITE STEM app to their mobile device (app store for iOS and Android)
- Start answering STEM questions (preferably in a park!) on 4/23
Questions about this outdoor STEM challenge? The Kite STEM press release is here. Or @KITESTEM on Facebook and Twitter.