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Veggie Power

Help kids make connections between natural foods and electricity.

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My other idea of making food dyes has a science component and I wanted to extend that idea to older kids.
I am a big fan of Amy Franchesini and various Futureframers projects.
her "Botanical gameboy" project really got me excited.

I later learned that simple circits can be made from the lemons or grapefruits,even potatoes. Vegetable power comes in many forms.

I think this has some cool factor if it attached to tecnology kids and teens use daily. The same process could be used to power cell phones or MP3 player.

Students can talk about alternative energy forms, bio diesel,composting
and the way which natural foods can power our body and our world.

Age of kids. The solutions to changing kids’ eating behaviors will vary depending on their age. What works for a toddler won’t necessarily fly for a teenager, although we suspect some concepts might be appropriate for all ages—even adults! Which age bracket does your concept address (tick all relevant boxes)?

  • Middle school (Tweens) 11-13
  • High school (Teens) 14 -18

Hurdles to success. Helping kids make smarter food choices comes with a variety of hurdles that have to be addressed in order for a design solution to be successful, which of these do you think that your Concept overcomes (tick all relevant boxes)?

  • Lack of Knowledge

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