MN Future City Competition – Registration open – for 6th-8th graders and 4th-5th graders (new!)
- September 23, 2021
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The Minnesota Future City Competition is a cross-curricular, project-based learning program and competition for6th-8th grade students. New this year: 4th and 5th graders can also form teams and be try out the program as “partial competitors.” Students work in teams with aneducator and engineer mentor to design a city at least 100 years in the future.
2021-2022FCC Theme: A Waste-Free Future – students are challenged to use the threeprinciples of a circular economy to design a futuristic, waste-free city.
Thethree principles are:
1.Design Out Waste and Pollution
2.Keep Products and Materials in Use
3.Regenerate Natural Systems
Studentwork from October-January to complete the following projects:
Project Plan (4 documents that illustrate how students set goals, created a schedule, conducted check-ins, and reflected on the project)
City Essay (1,500 words max. on this year’s theme and the unique attributes of the team’s city)
City Model (students build the model, then create a slideshow about the model to submit for competition)
City Presentation (Teams record a 7-minute video presentation about their future city and their solution to this year’s theme)
City Q&A (Teams have a 10 minute Q&A conducted with a panel of judges from the engineering, city, and technical communities. This will hopefully take place in-person, but could be conducted virtually if needed.)
The first place Minnesota team competes in the National Future City Competition inFebruary.
The registrationfee is only $25. Register at https://dashboard.futurecity.org/register/