Thursday, December 1, 2016

Animals for Hire

This site was developed by the First Lego League team at South Arbor Charter Academy. Our hope is to connect animals looking for homes and jobs with businesses and establishments needing "employees".

After much research, our project focused on feral cats, however when our train moved on to the state finals, we decided to expand the project to include a "job board" for Michigan animals needing homes and work!

About the project:
 For our First Lego League team, our team had to do a project- to help feral cats. We  came up with this idea when some of the people on the team went to a presentation at Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant. One of the activities there involved learning about birds and other animals. It was put on by the Black Swamp Bird observatory. They said that  feral cats caused a significant number of bird deaths in Michigan. Later that day, we needed ideas for our project for the theme of First Lego League (FLL) this year, which was Animal Allies. Then, one of the people who went to the presentation, suggested the idea. That is how we can up with the idea.

About feral cats:
What are feral cats, you may ask? Feral cats are cats that are born in the wild and usually are very aggressive. They are in fact different than stray cats, though at first they seem similar. A stray cat was once a domesticated cat, but escaped or was abandoned by his/her owner. A feral cat is most likely to attack you out of fear, which is why young, rowdy, children are at risk of an attack.

Ideas for the job board:

1 comment:

  1. You should do if you click on a part, it brings you to another part of the same website. That part should have a cork board as the background, and whenever someone comes up with a new problem, it appears as a tac, and when you click on it, you see the problem and what the person needs. To write your problem there could be a picture in the corner, and if you click on it, you can choose "write a problem", or where you click on "unknown solution" so that someone can comment what they think they should use but still make sure it's a good option for the person with the problem.