24 Mar '15, 6am

#Minnesota students create a #BusSafety computer game! @SchoolBusFleet #tech

#Minnesota students create a #BusSafety computer game! @SchoolBusFleet #tech

Four Minneapolis-area students with an aptitude for math and science are using their skills to help kids learn how to stay safe around school buses while also having fun. The girls are known as Team RUBIES, a Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science team of seventh and eighth graders from Lake Harriet Community School. Together, they designed Bus Whiz , a computer game that teaches kids about school bus safety, targeting kindergartners to fourth graders. The team was inspired to work on the project after reading a news story about a girl who was killed after dropping her homework under the school bus and trying to retrieve it without letting the bus driver know, explained Team RUBIES member Isabella. “She got run over because she didn’t know that going under a school bus is wrong. And, there are a lot more stories like this, even of adults going under the bus to get dropped...

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