Take the Fluor Challenge
Have your students build their own water flow and enter the 2017 Fluor Engineering Challenge for a chance to win!
A banner for the 2017 Fluor Engineering Challenge outlines six steps for success. Step 1: Do background reading on the Banaue Rice Terraces. Step 2: Review steps of the engineering design process and have students sketch water flow solutions. Step 3: Form small teams and design, build, test and refine solutions. Step 4: Calculate final scores and take photos of both sides and a top-down view of the solution. Step 5: Visit the challenge site at ScienceBuddies.org to submit a team entry before March 17, 2017. Step 6: Show off your team's water flow solution and celebrate hands-on STEM learning.
Plan to Do the Fluor Engineering Challenge with Your K-12 Students!
The 2017 Fluor Engineering Challenge is underway! This year, students around the world are challenged to use simple materials and follow challenge guidelines to build their own water flow solution.
The steps above show how easy it is to get kids engaged with hands-on engineering using a challenge like this.
How well will your students score, and how much fun will they have building, designing, and testing their #FluorChallenge solutions? We can't wait to find out!
Students in certain geographic locations who enter the 2017 Fluor Engineering Challenge will be automatically entered in a random drawing to win a $1,000 (USD check) for their school or afterschool program.
For complete details and rules, see the Fluor Challenge page. For suggestions on using Google Classroom to help assign and manage the Fluor Challenge with your students, see this Fluor Engineering Water Flow Challenge post.
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