Forty-five years ago, the first Earth Day was launched on April 22nd, 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson.
Since then it has become the largest civic event in the world, celebrated across the globe by people from all walks of life! In celebration of this day, we at edu.buncee.com want to ask students…
What could your school do to help protect the Earth?
ABOUT THE CONTEST:
We are offering an Earth Day school contest for students in grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Students of each group will be required to create a buncee, following the rules below, that answers the question, “What could your school do to help protect the Earth?” The contest adheres to the following Common Core standard.
A panel of judges selected by Buncee LLC will include employees of Cornell University Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center and Middle School Science Teacher Tim McCready. Entries will be judged on the basis of creativeness and feasibility of the ideas, clarity and originality of the buncee, and adherence to the requirements.
HOW TO ENTER:
Students will create a buncee in response to the question, “What could your school do to help protect the Earth?” Each age group has different requirements, listed below. Only a bunceeEDU Plus account holder can submit a student’s buncee.When you email the student’s buncee, be sure to write a message noting which age group the student is in.
Grades K-2: Students in grades K-2 will be required to create a buncee that is at least 2 slides and includes, at minimum, pictures, a background, and stickers .
Grades 3-5: Students in grades 3-5 will be required to make a buncee that is at least 3 slides and includes, at minimum, an explanation of the project, examples of execution, pictures, backgrounds, stickers, and at least on video or an audio recording.
Grades 6-8: Students in grades 6-8 will be required to make a buncee that is at least 3 slides and includes, at minimum, an explanation of the project, examples of execution, pictures, backgrounds, stickers, and at least on video or an audio recording.
After each student creates their own, original buncee, the teacher will access the students’ buncees through their classroom dashboard. They will then email the buncees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry into the contest is open from 9:00 a.m. EST on April 6th, 2015 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on May 15th, 2015. You can read the contest’s full official rules for more information.
Although entry ends May 15th, we believe Earth Day should be celebrated all year long. So share the poster below, get your students brainstorming, and start creating innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues! Happy Earth Day!
Each of the three age groups will have a first and second place winner.
The first place winner’s class, school, or education group will be given $200 Amazon Gift Card (for an awesome end of the year party?), as well as bunceeEDU Plus subscriptions for up to 300 students in the winning school! The second place winners will receive bunceeEDU Plus subscriptions for up to 100 students for the winning school.