2021 - 22 Season

New Team Challenges
will be released August 1st!

We’re excited to unveil these Challenge Previews for this season's Team Challenges.

2021-22 CHALLENGE PREVIEWS

For a quick look at this years Challenges.

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

  • Design and build 2 devices the use technical methods to overcome hazards.
  • Create and present a story about a daring escape from a hazardous situation.
  • Include a feat of skilll that helps in the daring escape.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

 

 

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

  • Research the science of microscopy
  • Create and present a story about a character who encounters a mysterious object in a microworld.
  • Design and build scenery that brings the microworld to life.
  • Design and create a visual effect that enhances the mysterious object.
  • Create a present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Our Engineering Challenge asks students to explore and apply engineering skills and tools to design and build to specific applications.

  • Design and build a structure that can roll down a ramp and collide with the structure tester.
  • Test the structure by placing weighs on it.
  • Create and present a story about how a character becomes a legend.
  • Design and build a rotating object.
  • Create and present two Team Chaoie elements the show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

 

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

  • Research trickster characters and how they have been portrayed in literature, theater, film, and/or mythology.
  • Create and present a story about a trickster who attempts to overcome a tricky situation.
  • Design and create a illusion that enhances the story.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Our Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and story telling.  Teams receive topics and quickly produce skits.

  • Research festivals from around the world.
  • Create and present a to-at improvisational skit about a goal a character is trying to achieve.
  • Choose between 2 options to help the character to attempt to achieve the goal.
  • Enhance the skit with a set of boxes.

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

  • Identify, design, carry out, and evaluate a project that addresses a need in a real community.
  • Research science fiction as it has been used in literature, film, art, and/or other media.
  • Create and present a science fiction story.
  • Design and build a message transmitter.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength and talents.

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

  •  Create and present a play about a family of monsters who are moving into a new home.
  • Show how the monsters use manners to fix and important item that gets broken during the move.
  • Include a model of the monster family’s new home.
  • Create costumes, props and scenery to help tell the story

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.

Each team will be asked to solve an Instant Challenge for their DI tournament. The team must think on their feet by applying appropriate skills to produce a solution in a short period of time.

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 until it is time for teams to solve them.