Team Challenge Program

New Team Challenges
will be released August 1st!

The information provided in this First Look document is a synopsis of each Challenge and is designed to help your team decide on which Challenge you would like to solve. Your team MUST download and read the full Challenge and Rules of the Road from the Resource Area in order to solve the Challenge successfully. Your team is strongly encouraged to read and use the Roadmap as you create your Challenge solution.

For a quick look at this years Challenges.

Points of Interest

* Design and build an invention 
* Create and present a story about how a problem is solved with the use of the invention 
* Integrate an invention artifact to highlight the development process. 
* Design and build scenery that shows the impact of solving the problem. 
* Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas 
of strength, and talents. 

Points of Interest

* Research a real species and a real habitat.
* Create and present a story about the first encounter between the species and the habitat.
* Show how the species and the habitat change as a result of the encounter.
* Present the story in theater in the round.
* Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Points of Interest

* Design and build a bridge that will be assembled during the Presentation.
* Move weight across the bridge to test its strength.
* Create and present a story about an unexpected connection and its outcome. 
* Design and create a set piece that transitions between settings.
* Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off your team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Points of Interest

* Create and present a story that features an unseen character and its impact on a team-selected photograph. 
* Theatrically recreate the photograph during the Presentation.
* Create and present a visual effect that includes a photographic technique. 
* Show how the visual effect changes the perspective of one or more characters. 
* Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Points of Interest

  • Research superpowers and how they are portrayed in comic books, literature, film, and other media.

  • Create and present an improvisational skit about a villain who uses a superpower to cause an unexpected situation.

  • Include a hero who uses an underwhelming power to try to overcome the unexpected situation.

  • Enhance the skit with sound effects.

Points of Interest

* Identify, design, carry out, and evaluate a project that addresses a need in a real community. 
* Create and present a story that shows at least one character in a race against time. 
* Integrate information about the project into the story. 
* Design and build a device that represents time and highlights milestones from the project.
* Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off your team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Points of Interest

* Create and present a play about characters who travel from one planet to another. 

* Include something surprising that happens during the trip. 

* Design and create a puppet to use in the play. 

* Launch team-created rockets during the play. 

* 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. 

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. 

 

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