Some parts of the world have floods. Schools can get full of water. Think like an inventor. What could you build to help these schools?
When it floods in Bangladesh, boats act like school buses, picking up students! In fact, students have school ON the boats too!
Some boat-schools even have playgrounds! Bangladesh wants to build more boat-schools since it floods there every year.
Many kids in Indiana and Ohio live on farms. Some take buses to school. But once a year they get to school in a different way. How?
Some high schools have “Drive Your Tractor to School Day” to celebrate local farmers and their families.
Some high school students in Nova Scotia, Canada, even ride tractors to prom, their school dance!
At this school in northern Michigan (USA), students put helmets in their cubbies. How do you think these kids get to school?
They take snowmobiles to school! This part of Michigan gets three times more snow than the average US city!
In gym class, students sometimes put on skis to learn how to safely get around in the snow!
Some people live in valleys like this one, between two tall cliffs. Think like an inventor. How could you help students get to school?
In this valley in China, students climb 17 ladders to get to school. The ladders stretch up a cliff higher than the USA’s tallest building.
Imagine that you live on one side of a valley, and your school is on the other side. How many ways can you think of to get to school?
In some villages in Nepal, kids used wires to cross over valleys and rivers on their way to school! Now most villages have bridges.
Some kids in Colombia, South America, use “ziplines” to get to school! It looks fun but scary.
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