ThinkQuest Projects – 19 and Under
1st Place – 19 and Under
Algae’s Power Cycle: Transform Nothing into Wealth
Two of the world’s major problems, fuel shortages and pollution, can be tackled using photosynthetic organisms called algae. This team conducted research on how algae can be converted into bio-Ethanol for energy usage while significantly reducing carbon emissions.
2nd Place – 19 and Under
Make Plastics and Papers Become the Earth’s Friends!
Can you imagine the world without trees? This project discusses paper made from algae rather than wood, biodegradable bioplastic made from potatoes rather than petroleum, and many other planet-friendly alternatives to everyday materials.
3rd Place – 19 and Under
Self Belief KVSII
Low self-esteem and lack of motivation are challenges many adolescents face. This project helps teens to develop the skills that underlie a positive self image such as the power of positive thinking, health strategies for coping with stress, and how to persevere toward a goal.
ThinkQuest Projects – 16 and Under
1st Place – 16 and Under
The River Speaks…How Garbage Points Out the Guilty Ones
To solve the problem of pollution, this team worked within their community to raise awareness of the problem, clean up existing pollution, and teach the good habits that will help prevent future pollution.
2nd Place – 16 and Under
The “Teens Tweakers”, as this team call themselves, set out to help their peers with two common teenage problems: stress and depression. This project describes how to recognize stress and depression, get help, and navigate through life successfully.
3rd Place – 16 and Under
This public service announcement educates people about the adverse effects of fad diets, in comparison to healthy diets. It teaches people how a balanced diet of nutritious foods supports long-term health.
ThinkQuest Projects – 12 and Under
1st Place – 12 and Under
Obesity Weight Awareness Project (OWAP)
This team demonstrates that it is possible to fight childhood obesity by living a healthy lifestyle including proper food choices and exercise.
2nd Place – 12 and Under
Safeguard of the Intangible Cultural Heritage-Liuzhou Folk Songs
To preserve and share their local traditions, this team documented the history of Liuzhou folk music and the legendary folksinger, Liu Sanjie. The project shows how folk songs teach history, cultural values, etiquette, and much more.
3rd Place – 12 and Under
What roles do ants play in our society and ecosystem? What can we learn from these tiny mentors? The answers can be found in this entry, which explains that ants have strong organizational skills, team spirit, compassion for others, and a vital part to play in the health of our planet.