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Basic STEM Challenges

We have several basic STEM challenges for all ages.  Each challenge presents a design problem and set of materials for its solution. Challenges are open-ended; there is no “correct” solution. Each challenge offers opportunity to explore how design,  materials, and creative choice combine to solve problems.

  • Architecture / Buildings
  • Transport
    • Paper Airplanes
    • Puff Mobiles
  • Robots
    • BristleBots
  • Ciphers and Codes
    • Cyclic Shift / Transposition (Caesar Cipher)
    • Substitution
    • Code Books
  • Electricity
    • Switches
    • Logic Circuits – Design logic circuits for basic computer operations, using simple Do-It-Yourself switches, or in TinkerCAD Circuits, a Computer-Aided-Design tool with simulation.