Trash Eating Robot: An Original Concept by Ren to Help Save Mother Earth
At Ren’s previous school, the grade school have this Science Expo every quarter. The topic was given by their Science teacher, but there were 2 instances that he let the students decide what topics to report. This is usually a family project. We make a Power Point presentation and Ren reports using a projector in class (not recommended, but kids are visual so having this gets their attention). My rule of thumb for every report of Ren is that the words used should be simple for everybody to easily understand. Also, it should be entertaining because Ren loves it when he makes his classmates laugh.
I previously shared one of my fave Science Expo reports of Ren, watch it HERE
The Science teacher usually give awards every quarter, the Best in Expo got an exemption in a Midterm exam while those who have special awards (which is not given every quarter) got some additional points in quizzes.
Ren only got 1 Best in Science Expo award when he was in Grade 2 for reporting Robotics (a topic that he chose), while he got 2 special awards (Best in Materials).
His dad was the one in charge in making his materials while I help him in the expo paper and what to say in the presentation. So that special awards are actually for his dad hahahaha.
For the 3rd and 4th quarter last school year 2016-2017, the science teacher told them to choose a topic, an invention in particular to report in class. He said that he will grade the concept so it’s okay if it is not a working invention. It was also indicated in the guidelines that it should be an original concept, something that they have tackle in the previous reports or discussions and could have benefit the world.
With that in mind, the first thing we thought of was a “teleportation” device. With the traffic we are experiencing in our everyday lives this was what we think we badly need. We already thought of the materials to show in class, but unfortunately when I was making the paper I cannot put anything in it. This idea was a fiction that we just seen in movies, that’s why until now nobody can make it into reality.
Then Ren, showed us Sweden’s power plants wherein they only have 1% trash because they convert their trashes into energy. Of course, we need to make something original so we thought of why not make it into a robot since Ren loves robots so much. We did a research first if someone invented it already, this is a nice concept so we were surprised that nobody thought of it yet.
There is a trash eating robot on YouTube but what it does is just collect trashes from house to house. It doesn’t convert the trashes into energy.
Voila!!! a concept we were so proud of, please welcome TRASHIE – the trash eating robot
Hi guys, this is Trashie, the trash eating robot. It converts trashes into energy (inspired by Sweden’s waste to energy plants). This is what I presented for my Science Expo report last December. It’s an original invention (though it’s just a model/idea). I hope that I could or someone out there can make this concept into reality soon. This will surely lessen one of the world’s greatest problem – Trash
Here’s the video of Ren while doing the report plus the Q and A portion
Unfortunaltely, he did not get the Best in Science Expo award for this invention/concept and I haven’t talked to his Science teacher about it yet. Whatever his explanation is, it doesn’t matter anymore. I just hope next time there would be co-judges on every expo so that he’s not the only one who have the say.
I’m proud of this work that’s why I’m sharing it here. I hope this concept will be put into reality by engineers, scientist or whoever out there. Having this will solve our problem with plastics and will help us to have affordable energy at home.