As we look for new forms of energy, some of our students wanted to tackle this problem. Zachary won the Principal's Honorable Mention Award for his Science Fair project on fruit and vegetable batteries. It took persistence through many trial and error testings. However, we were impressed with Zach's results and his Scientific Method process. We are excited to see what world problems our students tackle next year.
When do you think that we'll see our schools use solar panels?
Sandra Begay-Campbell is making a difference. She is a New Mexico renewable energy engineer. She works to bring Native Americans in rural areas without electricity some alternative energy sources such as solar panels. Her good deeds help hundreds of remote tribal members on the Navajo Reservation.
As a child she grew up in the Navajo Nation. She loved math and science. Today, she works with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Navajo Nation to help find solutions for people.
She has received many awards for her work. She earned the American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s Life-time Achievement Award. She was selected as a
recipient of the Governor's Award for Outstanding Women from the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women.
Are you up for a Kids Energy Challenge? How much energy can you save at home or school in a week? Here are some helpful tips.
*Turn off the light when you leave the room.
*Don't hold the refrigerator door open for a long period of time.
*Unplug electronics like video game consoles when you are not using them.
*Shut down the computer when you are finished using it.
To play an energy saving or renewable energy game, please visit: http://www.kidsenergyzone.com/games/
To watch videos about saving energy, you can visit: http://www.kidsenergyzone.com/videos/
KES STEM Team
Our STEM Team includes teachers and parents.