Kids with autism relax in hug chair made by high school students. KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A year and a half ago, a group of students in a high school engineering program in Kansas City, Missouri, helped create the Sensory Lounger.
Since then, the chair has received a lot of attention. The chair is meant to calm children with autism. Autism is a disorder that makes it hard for people to connect with others because they have trouble understanding feelings and facial expressions. Many children with autism struggle with behaviors like hurting themselves or having meltdowns. Sixth Graders 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Kids. Three sixth grade girls from Irmo, South Carolina, are using their school's 3D printer to build hands for kids in need.
"The first time we saw the 3D printers, we were all very intrigued," Corbyn Player, 12, tells PEOPLE. While searching for a way to use their school's new technology for good, Corbyn and her friends, Carson Ellis and McKenzie Smith, discovered Enabling the Future, an organization that pairs people who need prosthetics with people who have 3D printers. "Almost on a whim, we came across that organization one day," their teacher Dr.
Teen gets early start as entrepreneur. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — It is spring break for middle school students in south-central Alaska.
Many spent it playing video games, skiing or just enjoying a lazy week away from school. Good News in History, March 26. I was reading through all the negativity and stupidity this morning while drinking my coffee and something said, ‘how about some good news?’
, so I typed in GOOD NEWS and found your site… Ahhh! John Longo. Thousands of students work to make middle school lunchrooms friendlier. For many kids, middle schools is no picnic.
There’s awkwardness, cliques and bullying. There are the challenges of puberty and low-self esteem -- or maybe too much self-esteem. It can all collide in the cafeteria, leaving some kids feeling invisible and like they don't fit in. A national campaign called “No One Eats Alone Day” is taking aim at social isolation among middle schoolers. Beyond Differences Schools are picking up on the student-led program, and more than 300,000 students across the country have signed up to participate. The program was created by Beyond Differences, a national nonprofit group. Social isolation and bullying are now considered huge problems in schools. It's the knit bomb! Teens find creativity and calm in knitting circles. CHICAGO — Four years ago, Mary Visconti figured out an unusual way to keep her students out of trouble.
The Chicago neighborhoods where many of her students grow up are poor and crime rates are high. In North Lawndale, where the program is located, nearly 40 percent of the residents live in poverty, and 30 percent do not graduate from high school, according to the 2010 U.S. census, a count by the government of the number of people in the country, how they live, and what they do. Visconti is the CEO of the Better Boys Foundation, an organization that helps boys and girls through after-school programs and college scholarships. Women fought to win voting rights; museum of struggle fights to survive. Alice Stokes Paul was a leader in the fight for women’s rights.
She co-founded the National Woman’s Party in 1916 as American women were fighting for the right to vote. As late as the 1970s, she was still answering the door at the National Women’s Party headquarters, a red brick building at the corner of Second Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. Women's Suffrage Movement. Phone app Snapchat may soon share more than photos. Sometimes, great ideas pop up when you least expect them.
That was the case for Snapchat. The company started as an idea for a class project at Stanford University. The idea was a cellphone app that would allow users to send their friends photos that would quickly disappear. That was four years ago. Scientists discover an odd-looking giant sea creature in Morocco. Long before the dinosaurs, a giant sea creature was one of the largest living beings on Earth.
Paleontologists are calling the newly discovered animal Aegirocassis benmoulae.
Space probe will soon give scientists first close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres. Ceres is a small and mysterious object located between Mars and Jupiter.
The icy, rocky world will soon be explored up close for the first time. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is currently heading toward Ceres. In the Dominican Republic, the sounds of baseball are everywhere. Schools say too much food is being wasted. So what color is the Internet dress? PITTSBURGH — Scientists have explained why a photo of a dress posted online looked like different colors to different people. But that has not stopped people from arguing if the dress is blue and black, or white and gold. It all started with a photo posted online by a woman asking for help finding out the color of the dress.
The dress, by a small British fashion company, is really blue and black. Using the word "retard" to describe me hurts. By John Franklin Stephens Posted: 09/01/2008 12:30:00 AM MDT|Updated: 6 years ago. Disabled student sues Abercrombie & Fitch for discrimination. Riding the climate change waves. SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — In 1885, three young Hawaiian princes brought surfing to North America. Young humpback whale freed from crab fishing lines. Air pollution is blowing in the wind from Asia to California, experts say. CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. — Scientist Ian Faloona is detecting high levels of pollution way up in the Santa Lucia Mountains along California's Big Sur Coast.
Scientists use DNA to trace food back to the farm. Scientists are coming up with ways to use DNA to help protect people from diseases in food. Endangered whale may be safer in an aquarium.