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April 18, 2022 8:00 AM
More than 11,000 students built and submitted paper ball runs for the 2022 Fluor Challenge. In its 8th year, the challenge continues to grow and encourages students around the world to try their hand at an engineering design challenge. Figure 1. A team testing their paper ball run for the 2022 Fluor Engineering Challenge. The 2022 Paper Ball Run Challenge was the eighth annual Fluor Engineering Challenge. The K-12 STEM competition is sponsored by… Read more
April 16, 2021 6:00 AM
More than 6,000 students around the world built and submitted tall paper towers for the 2021 Fluor Challenge. In a pandemic year, this challenge, always a favorite among STEM educators, was a highlight for many, and the results were inspiring. Figure 1. Students worked in teams of 1-4 to build paper towers for the 2021 Fluor Engineering Challenge. The 2021 Tallest Paper Tower Challenge was the seventh annual Fluor Engineering Challenge. The… Read more
February 19, 2021 8:00 AM
All students in grades K-12 are encouraged to enter the 2021 Tallest Paper Tower Fluor Challenge! The Fluor Challenge is a great fit for Engineers Week and an engaging way to give students the chance to try engineering. The Fluor Challenge is designed to work for all grade levels and around the world. See the 10 steps below for a handy blueprint for doing the 2021 Fluor Challenge with your students. 10 Steps to Do the 2021 Fluor Engineering Challenge… Read more
April 9, 2019 6:00 AM
Teachers at this alternative educational program in Kentucky use free science and engineering activities from Science Buddies to provide safe and engaging STEM learning opportunities for their students. Above: Teacher Lucinda Mills talking about the Volleyball Machine Challenge project with her students. Dedication to ensuring access to free, quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) resources for students everywhere is at the heart of… Read more
February 26, 2019 6:00 AM
The K-12 Fluor Engineering Challenge is a great way to explore engineering design in the classroom. Our 6-step blueprint for success will help keep your students on track with their Volleyball Machines! A banner for the 2019 Fluor Engineering Challenge outlines six steps for the challenge. Step 1: Introduce the Volleyball Machine challenge and watch the overview video. Step 2: Review steps of the engineering design process and have students sketch their ideas. Step 3:… Read more
February 18, 2019 6:00 AM
Celebrate engineering during Engineers Week and every week with hands-on STEM activities in the classroom. Submissions for the 2019 Fluor Challenge are now being accepted! Celebrate Engineers Week with the Fluor Challenge! www.sciencebuddies.org/fluor-challenge February 17-23, 2019 is Engineers Week! Hosted by DiscoverE, the annual week-long celebration puts engineering in the spotlight, and students and teachers are encouraged to do hands-on engineering… Read more
January 21, 2019 6:00 AM
The 2019 Fluor Engineering Challenge submission window opens February 17, 2019. Watch the introductory video with students to learn more about this year's Volleyball Machine challenge for K-12 students. Take the 5th Annual Fluor Engineering Challenge! The video above provides a short overview of this year's exciting Volleyball Machine Fluor Challenge. Watch the video with students to talk about the Challenge objective and get everyone brainstorming ideas for ways to solve the hands-on… Read more
December 5, 2018 6:00 AM
The Fluor Engineering Challenge activities provide engaging in-class engineering all year long and inspire students to brainstorm, prototype, and iterate solutions! Students in Colombia get hands-on with engineering and Follow the Flow! The K-12 Fluor Engineering Challenge is an annual challenge designed to encourage students in classrooms around the world to try a hands-on engineering activity. Each year, the challenge is based on a challenge that Fluor… Read more
April 4, 2018 6:00 AM
Students around the world entered the 2018 Fluor Engineering Challenge. Fluor Corporation has announced the winners of ten thousand dollars in cash prizes to schools and organizations who took part in this year's Ball Launcher challenge. Above: Some of the students who entered the 2018 Fluor Challenge. What can you learn about projectile motion, energy, engineering design, and physics with ordinary materials like plastic cups, pencils, rulers, and… Read more
February 19, 2018 7:30 AM
Engineers Week is February 18-24, 2018. Join educators around the world in celebrating engineers and the spirit of engineering with classroom activities and STEM career exploration. The Fluor Challenge is a great way to get students thinking about (and using) the engineering design process! Plus, qualified entries earn a chance to win money for your school! Science Buddies has a range of STEM activities teachers can do in the classroom with students to celebrate Engineers Week. We hope you… Read more
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