The 2050 project is a long-term research project in Dr. Gerrans' 6th Grade Science class. It focuses on environmental or societal challenges affecting specific local or global communities. Students began the process by brainstorming areas of interest which included the protection of endangered species, ocean conservation, and sports injuries. From these broad topics, students identified a particular challenge related to their area of interest, researched past and current solutions, and then built on these solutions to propose an invention for the year 2050. Below is a sampling of projects from this year’s class.