K–5 STEM Design Challenge (Updated for 2022)

DescriptionThe K-5 Elementary STEM Design Challenge presents teams with an open-ended design challenge that must be solved within the criteria and constraints indicated. In addition to solving the problem and documenting the design process, teams must provide evidence of understanding how the activity could be integrated into the K-5 elementary curriculum (as is, or with team recommended modifications). The team is expected to provide a rationale for the activity, and give suggestions on how it might be effectively integrated at the appropriate elementary grade level(s) to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and other subjects as appropriate (e.g., art, social studies, English language arts). The team will record information in writing on forms provided or using their own documentation format. A short oral presentation to the entire group is also required. Teams should bring ONLY the items on the tools and materials list in the contest guidelines.

  • Up to 10 teams allowed at the conference (maximum of one per university)
  • Each team may consist of 2 – 4 TEECA students
  • There can be no more than one graduate student per team

Coordinator: Dr. Sharon Brusic, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Guidelines: K–5 STEM Design Challenge

Posted: October 11, 2022