ExploraVision is a nationwide competition centered around the history and future of technology, and this year half of SLI’s students participated (while the other half tackled FIRST LEGO League or FIRST Tech Challenge).
Competing teams select a specific current technology and research all aspects of its origin and its modern day purpose and how exactly it works. “The students must then project into the future what that technology could be like 20 years from now and determine what scientific breakthroughs need to occur to make it a reality” (www.exploravision.org) including the particular benefits and consequences of the new technology.
As a part of the project, teams designed websites to showcase their research. Due to student privacy concerns, some websites were not able to be published online; please see below images for some of the web designs from grades 7 and 8 and links to some live websites for grade 9.
This 7th grade team conjectured ways nanobots could be used to treat Leukemia in the future.
A Satellite-Collecting Satellite
This 8th grade team designed a satellite, created to remove debris and nonfunctioning technology from orbit.
Another 8th grade team looked at high-speed train technology and ways to potentially improve it.
Focus on Me
This 9th grade team imagined the future of glasses and how self-focusing lenses might help people without access to optometrist services.
Wing It: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Repurposed for Refugee Health
This 9th grade team proposes using drones medically assist refugees in hard to access areas of the world.