Disney’s Planet Challenge
Imagine the planet you want to create and Disney will help make it happen. Disney’s Planet Challenge (DPC) is a FREE national competition open to grades 3-8 employing a project-based learning model. The program offers budding scientists the chance to use their imagination and creativity to help the planet while giving educators a fresh new way to motivate students with the help of an educationally sound curriculum that meets both national and state guidelines. Each participating class decides upon a local environmental issue with which they would like to work. Students choose the final project. Students design it. Students put a plan into action. This is a chance for kids to step beyond the classroom, deciding on and driving their own hands-on projects in which they shape their community and create positive change, while simultaneously gaining a valuable and engaging education. The program utilizes a multi-disciplinary curriculum with a STEM focus, and has been developed in collaboration with the National Science Teachers Association and the K-12 Alliance. To learn more or to access our project resources, including our tailored curriculum, please visit the official site.
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