The purpose of the Grand Challenges After-School Project is to increase 4th and 5th grade students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The strategy used to increase interest is an after-school project developed by students in RH 330 and focused on the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges for Engineering.
Rose-Hulman student teams prepared a hands-on activity suitable for elementary school students. After feedback from peers, local teachers and Rose-Hulman faculty and staff, the teams completed the documentation of the activities including:
- a one-page proposal
- detailed instructions for the hands-on activity
- supplements (visuals, videos, handouts)
- a teacher’s guide with detailed background information on the specific Grand Challenge chosen and how to prepare for the activity
Get Grand Challenges materials for your classroom below. Each Challenge section contains multiple units.