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Resources by Challenge (2019-2020)

Technical Challenge: THE BIG FIX

Our Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.
Our Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.

THE BIG FIX (2019-2020) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Design and build an invention.
  • Create and present a story about how a problem is solved with the use of the invention.
  • Integrate an invention artifact to highlight the development process.
  • Design and build scenery that shows the impact of solving the problem.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

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Scientific Challenge: FIRST ENCOUNTER

Our Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.
Our Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.

FIRST ENCOUNTER (2019-2020) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Research a real species and a real habitat.
  • Create and present a story about the first encounter between the species and the habitat.
  • Show how the species and the habitat change as a result of the encounter.
  • Present the story in theater in the round.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

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Engineering Challenge: IN THE CARDS

Our Engineering Challenge asks students to design, build, and test load-bearing structures created from specific materials.
Our Engineering Challenge asks students to design, build, and test load-bearing structures created from specific materials.

IN THE CARDS (2019 -2020) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Design and build a bridge that will be assembled during the Presentation.
  • Move weight across the bridge to test its strength.
  • Create and present a story about an unexpected connection and its outcome.
  • Design and create a set piece that transitions between settings.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

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Fine Arts Challenge: PICTURE THIS

Our Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, script writing, and prop design.
Our Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, script writing, and prop design.

PICTURE THIS (2019 -2020) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Create and present a story that features an unseen character and its impact on a
    team-selected photograph.
  • Theatrically recreate the photograph during the Presentation.
  • Create and present a visual effect that includes a photographic technique.
  • Show how the visual effect changes the perspective of one or more characters.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

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Improvisational Challenge: TO THE RESCUE

Our Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.
Our Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.

TO THE RESCUE (2019 -2020) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Research superpowers and how they are portrayed in comic books, literature, film, and other media.
  • Create and present an improvisational skit about a villain who uses a superpower to cause an unexpected situation.
  • Include a hero who uses an underwhelming power to try to overcome the unexpected situation.
  • Enhance the skit with sounds effects.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

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Service Learning Challenge: IT'S ABOUT TIME

Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues.
Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues.

IT’S ABOUT TIME (2019 -2020) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Identify, design, carry out, and evaluate a project that addresses a need in a real community.
  • Create and present a story that shows at least one character in a race against time.
  • Integrate information about the project into the story.
  • Design and build a device that represents time and highlights milestones from the project.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

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Rising Stars Challenge: BLAST OFF

Our Rising Stars for Early Learners Challenge offers simple experiences with the creative process, and it gives young kids (preschool through 2nd grade) a place to work together and make new friends.
Our Rising Stars for Early Learners Challenge offers simple experiences with the creative process, and it gives young kids (preschool through 2nd grade) a place to work together and make new friends.

BLAST OFF (2019 -2020) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Create and present a play about characters who travel from one planet to another.
  • Include something surprising that happens during the trip.
  • Design and create a puppet to use in the play.
  • Launch team-created rockets during the play.
  • Create costumes, props, and scenery to help tell the story.

 

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  • Learn about what is and isn’t interference
  • Teach your team parents about interference
  • Develop strategies to avoid interference

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Resources by Challenge (2018-2019)

Technical Challenge: ON TARGET

Our Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.
Our Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.

ON TARGET (2018-2019) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Design and build an aircraft that takes off, flies, and lands.

  • Design the aircraft to deliver a team-created payload.

  • Create and present a story about one or more characters exploring a remote place.

  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

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Scientific Challenge: MEDICAL MYSTERY

Our Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.
Our Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.

MEDICAL MYSTERY (2018-2019) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Research the human body and medical conditions that affect the human body.
  • Create and present a story about a medical mystery that affects a human character.
  • Design and build a representation that shows the medical mystery and at least one symptom.
  • Present an action or scene that is shown from two or more perspectives at the same time.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

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Engineering Challenge: MONSTER EFFECTS

Our Engineering Challenge asks students to design, build, and test load-bearing structures created from specific materials.
Our Engineering Challenge asks students to design, build, and test load-bearing structures created from specific materials.

MONSTER EFFECTS (2018-2019) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Design and build a structure that can support weight without breaking.
  • Test the structure by placing weights and then removing them.
  • Create and present a story in which the sudden appearance of a monster has surprising results.
  • Design and create a special effect to enhance the sudden appearance of the monster and/or the events surrounding the monster in the story.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

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Fine Arts Challenge: GAME ON

Our Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, script writing, and prop design.
Our Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, script writing, and prop design.

GAME ON (2018-2019) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Create and present a story that integrates research of a team-selected game.
  • Create and present a game gizmo that causes an action or event to occur.
  • Design and create a container that goes through a transformation.
  • Design either the game gizmo or the container to be a technical element.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

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Improvisational Challenge: HEADS UP

Our Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.
Our Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.

HEADS UP (2018-2019) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Research historical figures found on coins from around the world.

  • Create and present an improvisational skit that includes the historical figures in a tale.

  • Integrate an event that has an impact on the tale.

  • Present the skit in two parts, changing between comedy and tragedy.

  • Present the skit in two styles, changing from verbal to nonverbal

 

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Service Learning Challenge: ESCAPE ARTISTS

Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues.
Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues.

ESCAPE ARTISTS (2018-2019) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Identify, design, and carry out a project that addresses a need in a real community.
  • Create and theatrically present a story that builds suspense about characters who attempt an escape.
  • Integrate information about the project through clues that help the characters attempt to escape.
  • Integrate information about the future of the project.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

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Rising Stars Challenge: POP UP

Our Rising Stars for Early Learners Challenge offers simple experiences with the creative process, and it gives young kids (preschool through 2nd grade) a place to work together and make new friends.
Our Rising Stars for Early Learners Challenge offers simple experiences with the creative process, and it gives young kids (preschool through 2nd grade) a place to work together and make new friends.

POP UP (2018-2019) – POINTS OF INTEREST

 

  • Explore fiction and nonfiction stories.
  • Create and present a story that combines elements of both fiction and nonfiction.
  • Design and build a technical device.
  • Create an interactive, life-size pop-up book to help tell the story.
  • Integrate a randomly selected item into the story.

 

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