Kokomo’s Next First Challenge is Coming Up!

Science is about innovation, and we encourage you to take part in the “Kokomo’s Next First” Challenge! Now through October 17th, think about a product or process you can invent or improve. Then submit your idea to Splash ! Kokomo. Check out the details below!

Kokomo’s Next First is a K-12 educational initiative sponsored by Splash ! Kokomo  to encourage Howard County students to develop an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit within our own community–in order to create new and better services and products for our city, state, nation and world.

Assignment Due: October 17, 2012

Step 1

Choose one of the following biology laboratory tools and consider how to innovate an improvement. Or, “create” an entirely new science lab tool invention.

beaker forceps petri dish
Bunsen burner funnel pipette
cover slip glass slide probe
dissecting pan graduated cylinder safety goggles
dissecting pin magnifying glass safety mask
dissecting scissors medicine dropper scalpel
microscope test tube

Step 2

Display your work through one of the following three methods:

  • A well-written and descriptive paragraph that details your innovation/invention;
  • A clearly-labeled  and neatly-drawn image with an explanatory sentence or two; or,
  • A 3-D model in clay, Styrofoam, cardboard, wood or some other material that depicts your creation.

Several factors should be considered in this assignment—creativeness, neatness, thoroughness. Also, you may utilize method #1 and, in addition, either method #2 or method #3.

Finished projects will be showcased online at www.splashkokomo.com in an article about your biology class and the Kokomo’s Next First challenge.