Do you think that you are ready to start making your own design challenges? You could start from scratch with a whole new idea, or you could take an activity that you already do in class and tweak it to make it more STREAM.
Before you get started, here are a few questions to ask yourself:
1. What is the goal of my challenge?
2. How can I connect it to the curriculum and SOLS? (NOTE: A challenge may not always have a direct connection to an SOL, but it will support your curriculum!)
3. What materials do I need?
4. What criteria/parameters should I set up for my students?
Check out the templates below that will help you get started in making your own challenges. One is a general template, the second is a template with explanations and the third is a simpler template that includes pictures. There are also two student reflection sheets. Remember that having students reflect on the challenge is just as important as the challenge itself!