|A team from the Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Program|
The 20th annual Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Program
announced its 24 Regional Winners for 2012. Sponsored by Toshiba and administered
by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), ExploraVision is the world’s
largest K –12 science and technology competition, challenging students to work in
teams and design innovative technologies that could exist in 20 years. Award-winning
The Cavity Prevention Detector, imagined by a team of K-3rd grade students from the
Francis Scott Key School in Philadelphia, is a toothbrush that would detect and prevent
cavities by the use of tiny light sensors on the bristles.
The S.M.A.R.T. School, envisioned by a team of 4-6th grade students from the
Countryside Montessori Charter in Land O’ Lakes, FL, would be an entire building
constructed using piezoelectric materials that would harness human energy and use it
to power the lights, create heat, and even sharpen pencils.
A team of 7-9th grade students from The Alternative School for Math and Science in
Corning, NY, proposed Radiclear, a system that would help ensure healthy drinking
water around the world by combining magnesium oxide with carbon nanotubes to
separate dangerous radium from water.