Students from Booker Arts Magnet and Pulaski Heights Middle School were among four LRSD schools that participated in the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals in Knoxville, TN from May 19th - 23rd.
Booker Arts Magnet Jackson's Jaguars team placed 16th out of 82 teams competing in the scientific challenge, Making Waves. The team had to design and construct an incredible sound machine that produces two different sounds. They also created and integrated two visible displays of sound waves into the presentation. The end result allowed them to create and present a story that included a change to a faster or slower narrative pace.
Pulaski Heights Middle School's 7th grade team, the Alpha Einsteins, placed 27th in the competition. While competing in the structural challenge, they were tasked with creating a structure that could hold up to 10 pounds, have playing cards within the structure, and then were asked to remove the cards with an original removal device while the structure remained standing.
Throughout the four-day event, teams at the elementary, middle, secondary and University level competed in team and instant challenges to determine their final standings. Destination Imagination (DI), is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering students' curiosity, courage and creativity through open-ended STEM, fine arts and service learning challenges.