MS 202's first Design-a-thon for the CS4All Hack League took place on Saturday, Dec. 7th. 36 6th, 7th, and 8th graders woke up early to come to school on a Saturday to challenge themselves, in teams, to solve problems in our community. Ideas ranged from a pod hotel to help ease the homelessness problem to aquatic robots to clean the beaches.
Teams brainstormed ideas and then used a variety of tech tools including Minecraft, Google Slides, and Scratch to create a prototype of their idea and pitch to judges. The winning team, Project Green, will be representing MS 202 at the CS4All Borough-Wide Hack League event in February. The Project Green team, made up of four 6th graders, Farah, Nia, Mariana, and Melissa, will be presenting their idea on how to clean up the local beaches and keep the ocean clean.