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KAST GLOWS has contest for Grades 2-8

Imagine the year, 2050.

Gigantic, funny-shaped towers surround the city.

A hovercraft provides transportation while the family robot takes out the trash.

While these everyday events may be a thing of the future, one of the most important questions that no doubt will continue to plague the world is how to use less energy.

Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) GLOWS (Growing, Learning, Opportunities with Science) invites children in School Districts 8, 10, 20 and 51 from Grades 2-8 to enter the 2012 Kootenay Contraption Contest.

The idea of the contest is to find the answer today, and not wait until 2050.

The contest encourages kids to be creative and innovative as possible and design a contraption that solves his futuristic problem.

The contraption doesn't need to to, but a sketch-up and description of how it solves the problem is essential.

Contraptions may be drawn, built, videotaped, digitally built or otherwise.

Creative applications of technology are encouraged.

The contest ends December 14, 2012.

The grand prize is an iPad and best submission in each grade receives a classroom pizza party.

Entries can be submitted to the GLOWS Facebook page at

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