Instructables has teamed up with Discover magazine to bring you the Green Science Fair For a Better Planet!
Think green, share what you've learned, and win some great prizes!
You could: build an eco-friendly project, test and compare "green" products, repurpose old parts, or just show us greener way to live.
Put on your lab coat, grab your notebook, and start testing those hypotheses!
- Make a solar powered water desalination out of plastic bottles
- Test and compare levels of CO2 in human breath, car exhaust, and combustion products.
- Find out how biodegradable different materials are
- Make a saline fuel cell
- Find the most drought-resistant types of grass
- Recycle your water in a hydroponic bog garden
- Hack a toilet for free water
- Test your electronics
- Make your own recycled solar panels
PrizesFirst Prize (1)
Celestron Skyscout: use advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more. Plus Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
Second Prize (2)
Sansa Express 1GB MP3 player, Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
Third Prize (5)
Eton FR150 Microlink: Solar-Powered, Crank-powered Portable Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger
20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything, a book from the Editors at Discover magazine
First 10 Good-Quality Entries (10)
DISCOVER magazine T-shirt
JudgingJudging will be done by staff at Discover magazine and Instructables. Contest entries will be judged according to the quality of the idea, documentation, and presentation.
Open to enter: April 4, 2008-04 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: June 6, 2008 11:59 PM PST
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