Features

  • Save Time

    Each STEM challenge comes complete with an introductory video, teacher notebook, PowerPoint, and student notebook. The entire process is done for you.

  • Solve Real-World Problems

    Unlike many of the STEM challenges found online, these are written for middle school students. Each challenge takes on a 21st-century problem and walks students through the engineering design process.

  • Align to Standards

    The STEM challenges are aligned to the middle school TEKS and NGSS standards.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    STEM Challenge - Project: Rocket Launch - Create Rocket that is Ready for Launch
    • Project Rocket Launch - Student Notebook
    • Project Rocket Launch - Teacher Lesson Plans
    • Project Rocket Launch - Video Challenge
    • Project Rocket Launch Cover
    • Rocket Launch Video
    • Project Rocket Launch - PPT Presentation
    • Project Rocket Launch - Teacher Lesson Plans.docx
    • Project Rocket Launch - KeyNote Mac Only Presentation.key
    • Project Rocket Launch - Student Notebook.docx
    • Project Rocket Launch - PPT Presentation.pptx
  • 2
    STEM Challenge - Project: Birdman - Design a Bird Beak for a Feeding Frenzy
    • Project Birdman - PPT Presentation
    • Project Birdman - Student Notebook
    • Project Birdman - Teacher Lesson Plans
    • Project Birdman - Video Challenge
    • Birdman STEM Cover
    • Birdman STEM Video
    • Project Birdman - Teacher Lesson Plans.docx
    • Project Birdman - Keynote Presentation MAC Version
    • Project Birdman - Student Notebook.docx
    • Project Birdman - PPT Presentation.pptx
  • 3
    STEM Challenge - Project: Electric - Design a System to Harness Wave Energy
    • Project Electric - Teacher Lesson Plans
    • Project Electric - Video Challenge
    • Project Electric Cover
    • Electric STEM Video
    • Project Electric - PPT Presentation
    • Project Electric - Student Notebook
    • Project Electric - PPT Presentation.pptx
    • Project Electric - KeyNote Mac Only Presentation.key
    • Project Electric - Student Notebook.docx
    • Project Electric - Teacher Lesson Plans.docx
  • 4
    STEM Challenge - Project: Hurricane Defender - Build a Hurricane Proof House
    • Project Hurricane Defender - Teacher Lesson Plans
    • Project Hurricane Defender - Video Challenge
    • Hurricane Defender Cover
    • Hurricane Defender Video
    • Project Hurricane Defender - PPT Presentation
    • Project Hurricane Defender - Student Notebook
    • Project Hurricane Defender - PPT Presentation.pptx
    • Project Hurricane Defender - KeyNote Mac Only Presentation.key
    • Project Hurricane Defender - Teacher Lesson Plans.docx
    • Project Hurricane Defender - Student Notebook.docx
  • 5
    STEM Challenge - Project: Explore Mars - Create a Space Probe for a Mars Mission
    • Project Mars Samples - Teacher Lesson Plans
    • Project Explore Mars - Student Notebook
    • Project Explore Mars - Video Challenge
    • Project Explore Mars - PPT Presentation.pptx
    • Project Explore Mars - KeyNote Mac Only Presentation.key
    • Project Mars Samples - Teacher Lesson Plans.docx
    • Project Explore Mars - Student Notebook.docx
  • 6
    STEM Challenge - Project: Inhabit Mars - Build a Landing Device for Mars
    • Project Inhabit Mars - PPT Presentation
    • Project Inhabit Mars - Student Notebook
    • Project Inhabit Mars - Teacher Lesson Plans
    • Project Inhabit Mars - Video Challenge
    • Project Inhabit Mars Cover
    • Inhabit Mars Video
    • Project Inhabit Mars - PPT Presentation.pptx
    • Project Inhabit Mars - KeyNote Mac Only Presentation.key
    • Project Inhabit Mars - Teacher Lesson Plans.docx
    • Project Inhabit Mars - Student Notebook.docx
  • 7
    STEM Challenge - Project: Lunar Base - Design a Lunar Colony
    • Project Lunar Base - Student Notebook
    • Project Lunar Base - Teacher Lesson Plans
    • Project Lunar Base - Video Challenge
    • Project Lunar Base Cover
    • Lunar Base Video
    • Project Lunar Base - PPT Presentation
    • Project Lunar Base - PPT Presentation.pptx
    • Project Lunar Base - KeyNote Mac Only Presentation.key
    • Project Lunar Base - Teacher Lesson Plans.docx
    • Project Lunar Base - Student Notebook.docx
  • 8
    STEM Challenge - Project: Move - Design a Pulley System to Move a Heavy Load
    • Project Move Cover
    • Move Video
    • Project Move - PPT Presentation
    • Project Move - Student Notebook
    • Project Move - Teacher Lesson Plan
    • Project Move - Video Challenge
    • Project Move - PPT Presentation.pptx
    • Project Move - KeyNote Mac Only Presentation.key
    • Project Move - Teacher Lesson Plan.docx
    • Project Move - Student Notebook.docx
  • 9
    STEM Challenge - Project: Save the Oceans - Design a Device to Clean the Oceans
    • Project Save the Oceans - PPT Presentation
    • Project Save the Oceans - Student Notebook
    • Project Save the Oceans - Teacher Lesson Plans
    • Project Save the Oceans - Video Challenge
    • Project Save the Oceans Cover
    • Save the Oceans Video
    • Project Save the Oceans - PPT Presentation.pptx
    • Project Save the Oceans - KeyNote Mac Only Presentation.key
    • Project Save the Oceans - Teacher Lesson Plans.docx
    • Project Save the Oceans - Student Notebook.docx
  • 10
    STEM Challenge - Project: Skydive - Design a Parachute for Your New Business
    • Project Skydive - Teacher Lesson Plans
    • Project Skydive - Video Challenge
    • Project Skydive Cover
    • Skydive Video
    • Project Skydive - PPT Presentation
    • Project Skydive - Student Notebook
    • Project Skydive - PPT Presentation.pptx
    • Project Skydive - KeyNote Mac Only Presentation.key
    • Project Skydive - Teacher Lesson Plans.docx
    • Project Skydive - Student Notebook.docx
  • 11
    STEM Challenge - Project: Thrills - Design a Fast and Furious Roller Coaster
    • Project Thrills - Student Notebook
    • Project Thrills - Teacher Lesson Plans
    • Project Thrills - Video Challenge
    • Project Thrills Cover
    • Thrills Video
    • Project Thrills - PPT Presentation
    • Project Thrills - PPT Presentation.pptx
    • Project Thrills - KeyNote Mac Only Presentation.key
    • Project Thrills - Teacher Lesson Plans.docx
    • Project Thrills - Student Notebook.docx
  • 12
    STEM Challenge - Project: Wind and Sky - Create a 21st Century Turbine
    • Project Wind and Sky - PPT Presentation
    • Project Wind and Sky - Student Notebook
    • Project Wind and Sky - Teacher Lesson Plans
    • Project Wind and Sky - Video Challenge
    • Project Wind and Sky Cover
    • Wind and Sky Video
    • Project Wind and Sky - PPT Presentation.pptx
    • Project Wind and Sky - KeyNote Mac Only Presentation.key
    • Project Wind and Sky - Teacher Lesson Plans.pdf
    • Project Wind and Sky - Student Notebook.docx

Included in Every STEM Challenge

The STEM challenges are comprehensive resources that provide the teacher the confidence to run a smooth and efficient lesson.

  • The slideshow presentation (PPT and Keynote) allows the teacher to facilitate the pacing throughout the project.

  • The student notebook will guide the student through the activity. The questions will challenge students to learn new information, reflect on learned information, and provide the students a framework for the entire project.

  • Each lesson is written using the Launch process. Students are going to be brainstorming with their peers and reflecting on failures and opportunities.

Sample Introductory Video

STEM Challenges Included

Project: Rocket Launch - Create Rocket That is Ready for Launch
Project: Birdman - Design a Bird Beak for a Feeding Frenzy
Project: Electric - Design a System to Harness Wave Energy
Project: Hurricane Defender - Build a Hurricane Proof House
Project: Inhabit Mars - Build a Landing Device for Mars
Project: Lunar Base - Design a Lunar Colony
Project: Move - Design a Pulley System To Move a Heavy Load
Project: Save the Oceans - Design a Device to Clean the Oceans
Project: Skydive - Design a Parachute For Your New Business
Project: Thrills - Design A Fast and Furious Roller Coaster
Project: Wind and Sky - Create a 21st Century Turbine
Project: Explore Mars - Create a Space Probe for a MARS Mission