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Lexus Eco Challenge

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Describe the Activity: 

The Lexus Eco Challenge, designed by Lexus and Scholastic, is a nationwide education program and contest about the environment that empowers teens to create a better world. Middle and high school students across the country can participate in either or both of the two initial challenges addressing environmental issues related to land and water and/or air and climate. Teams must define an issue, make a plan to address the issue, implement the plan, and report on the results. They submit their project in a power point.

Time Details: 

Check the website for specific dates. Generally, they are as follows:

The Land & Water Challenge: August - October
The Air & Climate Challenge: October - December
The Final Challenge (invitation only, open to winners of the previous two challenges): January - March

Cost Details: 

There is no required cost, although teams can spend as much money as needed. Generally, teams can expect to spend around $500.

Prize Details: 

Sixteen (16) prizewinning teams will each win $10,000!
-Two (2) middle school teams in each of Four Lexus Market Regions—Eastern, Southern, Central, and Western
-Two (2) high school teams in each of the four Lexus market regions

FOR FINAL CONTEST
FIRST PLACE PRIZES:
Eight (8) First Place winning teams will each receive $15,000!
-Four (4) middle school teams
-Four (4) high school teams

GRAND PRIZE:
Two (2) Grand Prize winning teams will each receive $30,000:
-One (1) middle school team
-One (1) high school team

Outcome of the Activity: 
Grades 6-8: Write informative/explanatory texts to convey ideas, concepts, and information Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grades 6-8 topics, texts, and issues Grades 9-10: Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence to add interest Grades 11-12: Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information
Activity Address: 
United States
39° 55' 6.3372" N, 75° 8' 11.958" W
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United States
39° 55' 6.3372" N, 75° 8' 11.958" W
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