This year's Power Puzzle challenge is about understanding all the elements of energy use in a world that uses more and more of it everyday. As our world grows and changes, so do our energy needs. The Power Puzzle mission models ask FLL teams to consider just some of the energy choices we have and how those choices affect the world. With the Power Puzzle project, your team has the opportunity to look at all types of energy choices, analyze the possibilities, and work to improve energy use.
Whether it is environmental, financial, social, or cultural, each energy choice can have positive impacts in some areas while having negative impacts in others. The challenge is to find practical solutions in your community without ignoring the larger impacts your action or inaction can have on your life or around the world. As you work to find the balance between all these issues, realize that the solution in your home, community, country, or world will be unique.
As we work to make the puzzle pieces fit, we must consider all parts of energy use, including how energy is made, how it is stored, how we dispose of waste associated with it, how we use it, and how much we consume.
How will the pieces of your puzzle fit together? What is your energy solution?