The Kootenay Contraption Contest invites students in Grades K-8 to imagine, design and illustrate a “contraption” that solves a problem. Students love to ponder ways to address our questions, and every year we receive more and more entries.
In the GLOWS 2017 Contraption Contest, we challenged individuals and entire classes to come up with the most creative, most imaginative "contraption" they could dream up to solve this question:
We use energy in our daily lives from turning on the lights to playing on our tablets. What are some ideas to make or save energy so there is more for everyone?
The grand prize winner of this year's Kootenay Contraption Contest is Hayden Persad. Hayden is a Grade 8 student at Prince Charles Secondary School in Creston. His contraption was a piezoelectric pad that can go anywhere with you and capture wasted energy no matter what the user is doing.
Hayden went the extra step to submit a video explaining his contraption that he also built.