Kiddie Katcher, 2000 Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award

Written by on November 20, 2000 in 2000, Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award, Team

Kiddie Katcher

Millennium Middle School
Sanford, FL

Problem: Crib-related accidents.

Solution: A net attached to the side of the crib which deploys and catches the child if it falls out of the crib. The net folds up flush when the crib is not in use.

At an awards ceremony held at Epcot at Walt Disney World, finalist teams receive $36,000 in savings bonds for their winning entries. The competition is geared toward middle school-age children, and gives kids experience in solving problems using the scientific process of exploring, analyzing and drawing conclusions.


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