POWERUP’s first powered paper airplane challenge gives students a hands-on flight experience as they use their creativity while learning about physics and aerodynamics. STEM teachers will guide students through the learning and experimental stages over a six-lesson curriculum. POWERUP will provide the materials needed, including the POWERUP CHALLENGE guide, the six-lesson curriculum of basic aerodynamics, and more. Students’ paper airplanes will be judged based on distance and accuracy of flight, maximum duration of flight, and design creativity. POWERUP Award badges will be given for school level, small team, and individual teams. At the national level, the schools that have the best results will win 2x POWERUP kits.
Deadlines: Registration to participate in the challenge closes on September 28, 2018. Submissions to the challenge should be uploaded to POWERUP Toys’ FlightDeck online learning community by October 31, 2018
Using a visual interface rather than a programming language, Lightwell lets students create real iOS apps that they can share with nearby devices or submit to the Apple App Store. Although Lightwell is a professional tool, students can use the software to create simple apps as they learn the programming language.
With Samsung Solve for Tomorrow,students use STEM to positively impact their community and compete for a chance to win technology and supplies for their school. This year teachers who enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest will also create a fundraisingpage on DonorsChoose.org, where they can engage citizen donors to contribute the necessary supplies and donations for their STEM-focused Solve for Tomorrow project. For the first 3,500 teachers who enter, Samsung will match 50 percent of their funding amount up to $200.