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Students create a safe environment for bees

07 Oct 2021

Emily, Melanie and Valentina used their BBC micro:bit to protect bees

The girls created a huge model to illustrate how their idea, a safe environment for bees, would work. The device measures temperature and humidity and counts the number of bees visiting. The judges thought it was a well-thought-through idea with an impressive model.

Emily, Melanie and Valentina introduce a safe environment for bees

Emily, Melanie and Valentina won the paper prototype category for 8 to 14-year-olds in Latin America. They aimed to solve a problem related to Global Goal 13, Climate Action.

The do your :bit challenge is an annual competition which sets young people the challenge to innovate and design solutions relevant to the impacts of the Global Goals that are meaningful to them.

Emily, Melanie and Valentina’s impressive model

Emily, Melanie and Valentina’s impressive model

Children and young people innovating with technology

The do your :bit challenge adds social purpose to digital learning and allows students to apply their digital skills to real world solutions. All projects and lesson resources are available for free and entries can be submitted into two age-range categories, 8 to 14-year-olds and 15 to 18-year-olds. 8 to 14-year-olds can submit either a paper prototype or working micro:bit solution.

Read about all of this year’s winning entries.

The next do your :bit challenge opens in early 2022, you can find out more about the challenge and access Global Goals project resources and lessons here.

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