October 15, 2017

Subscribe to SLJ

Two Days Left To Enter the littleBits Earth Day 2017 Competition

As an extension of its year-round Invent for Good initiative, littleBits is encouraging creators who use its Bits and kits to extend that “think of others” mindset to Mother Earth. So just ahead of Earth Day, the company is asking students of all ages to think about how they would clean, save, or protect our planet—if they could create any invention they wanted—by hosting a social media competition.

Participants can sketch an idea, write a small description of their invention, or even create an invention with littleBits (optional), then post it to Twitter or Instagram with #littleBitsEarthDay. The winner will be able to choose a prize of either $100 worth of Bits or a $99 littleBits kit of his or her choice.

Here’s an example of one submission already received, from students in Riverwoods, IL (via teacher Amy Schneider).

C9ZLzDtXYAEN6uu

Multiple entries are allowed, but all of them must be in by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 21, 2017. The winner will be announced on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

Extra Helping header

This article was featured in our free Extra Helping enewsletter.
Subscribe today to have more articles like this delivered to you twice a week.

Share
Empower Your Community with Coding
Launch a coding program in your library that will promote digital literacy and impact your community. You’ll learn how to run computer programming courses that will introduce your patrons to new career paths and technologies. We’ll explore all facets of building coding programming for your library such as making your case for funding, hosting Code Clubs and Hackathons, and curating free resources and technologies available online.
Comment Policy:
  1. Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  2. Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  3. Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through (though some comments with links to multiple URLs are held for spam-check moderation by the system). If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.

We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it and please limit the number of links submitted in your comment. For more info, see the full Terms of Use.

Speak Your Mind

*