Challenge Previews 2019 – 2020
For more in depth information on each challenge, check out the 2019/2020 First Look Document!
TECHNICAL: THE BIG FIX
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Technical Engineering & Design, Product Development, Theatrical Set Design, Effective Storytelling
SCIENTIFIC: FIRST ENCOUNTER
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ecology, Technical Engineering & Design, Theater Arts Skills, Effective Storytelling
ENGINEERING: IN THE CARDS
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Construction Management, Structural Engineering, Technical Design, Effective Storytelling
FINE ARTS: PICTURE THIS
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Photography, Visual Arts Skills, Theater Arts Skills, Effective Storytelling
IMPROV: TO THE RESCUE
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Character Development, Improvisational Acting, Sound Design, Effective Storytelling
SERVICE LEARNING: IT’S ABOUT TIME
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Social Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Technical Design, Effective Storytelling
RISING STARS: BLAST OFF
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Engineering & Design, Puppetry, Theater Arts Skills, Effective Storytelling
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Instant Challenges require teams to engage in quick, creative and critical thinking.
In a world with growing cultural connections, increased levels and types of communication, and a new need for real-time teamwork and problem solving, the ability to solve problems quickly is becoming increasingly critical.
At a tournament, a team will receive an Instant Challenge and the materials with which to solve it. The team members must think on their feet by applying appropriate skills to produce a solution in a period of just five to eight minutes.
Instant Challenges are performance-based, task-based, or a combination of the two. Although each Instant Challenge has different requirements, all Instant Challenges reward teams for their teamwork. Instant Challenges are kept confidential through the day of the tournament.