1. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing
2. Thomas Edison Pitch Contest – Registration Opens January 14, 2019
3. World of 7 Billion Video Contest – Submission Deadline Is February 28, 2019
Chesterfield Library is offering a variety of events, activities, and classes for students ages five and older. Registration is required and will remain open until all available slots are filled, although most classes fill quickly. Activities include author visits, acoustic concerts, storytimes, bicycle maintenance, preschool science labs, Minecraft art, rocketry, chess clubs, and new engineering programs highlighting bridge building, simple machines, physics, and chemical engineering.
For more information regarding specific age requirements and class availability, and to register for events, see the website.
Registration for the eighth annual Thomas Edison Pitch Contest will open in January, 2019. Through STEM-based innovation, research, and teamwork, students will create their own inventions to solve problems that they see in the world today. The top six teams will be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of professionals for a special event at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park Museum in Newark, New Jersey.
Teams may consist of up to four students. Maker kits will be provided to assist students in creating their prototype. Teams will be able to choose between three different categories: Alternative (wind, hydro, or solar), Mechanical Engineering (auto and aerospace), and BioMedical (robotics and prosthetics).
For more information, including complete rules and regulations, visit the website.
The World of 7 Billion student video contest helps you bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges students to create a short video connecting world population growth to one of three global challenges: preserving biodiversity, sustainable resource use, or human rights. Students can win cash prizes, and participating teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2019.
For full contest guidelines, resources for research, and more, visit the website.