2021-2022 Challenge Sneak Peeks


Some kids will pick a Challenge because it falls within their Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Engineering or Service Learning wheelhouse -- they simply love that area of STEAM learning. For others, this is a time to try their hand at something new. There are no prerequisites for any of these Challenges... they will learn as they go!


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


A perilous situation! A daring escape! And 2 amazing devices that will overcome hazards! All of this awaits your team in this season’s Technical Challenge!

Grades 2-5 (EL) Grades 6-8 (ML) Grades 9-12 (SL) and University/College (UL)


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

Get ready to think small! In this season’s Scientific Challenge, your team will dive into a microworld where characters will encounter a mysterious object. What mysteries will be revealed?

Grades 2-5 (EL) Grades 6-8 (ML) Grades 9-12 (SL) and University/College (UL)


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


Let’s get rolling! Your team will create a structure that can roll down a ramp before holding as much weight as possible. This season’s Engineering Challenge will be your chance to show how a legend is made.

Grades 2-5 (EL) Grades 6-8 (ML) Grades 9-12 (SL) and University/College (UL)


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


All is not what it seems…tricks and illusions abound in this season’s Fine Arts Challenge! Your team will tell a tale of a trickster overcoming a tricky situation. 

Grades 2-5 (EL) Grades 6-8 (ML) Grades 9-12 (SL) and University/College (UL)


 The Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and quickly produce skits. 


It’s time to celebrate! Your team will explore festivals and tell a story in two acts. What will happen on the road to adventure? Find out in this season’s Improvisational Challenge!

Grades 2-5 (EL) Grades 6-8 (ML) Grades 9-12 (SL) and University/College (UL) 


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


Dive into the world of science fiction as you flash forward to the future to show the impact of the amazing project your team designed to meet a community need. What does the future hold in this season’s Service Learning Challenge?


Grades 2-5 (EL) Grades 6-8 (ML) Grades 9-12 (SL) and University/College (UL)


The Rising Stars® for Early Learners Challenge offers simple (non-competitive) experiences with the creative process, and it gives young children a place to work together and make new friends.


You are cordially invited to join us for this season’s Rising Stars Challenge! Your team will practice using good manners and tell a story about a family of monsters moving into a new home. 

Kindergarten through Grade 2