Monday Morning STEM Challenge

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is excited to present a weekly STEM challenge.  Over the course of the next five weeks we’ll provide a quick activity to kickoff your week and extinguish that case of the Mondays.  It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.



We launch our very first challenge by looking more broadly at Innovation.  In this challenge, students will define innovation and identify innovations that have solved problems or made a positive difference for kids their age.

The above resources are simply a guide.  Use as much or as little as you need.  Do the activity all in one class or spread it out over the course of the week.



It is very easy to become blind to innovation.  We are constantly surrounded by it. It’s hard for students to see themselves as having the ability to be innovative when we point to amazing technology like the phones in our pockets or the computers in our class as the innovation and not the idea.  In this part of the weekly challenge, we’ll highlight students who are innovators.  They started with just an idea and worked to bring it to life.

This week we are highlighting America’s Top Young Scientist, Hannah Herbst.




Hannah’s story is one of many young innovators we’ll be highlighting over the next several weeks. You have innovators like Hannah in your class.  She was able to bring her idea to life by submitting a quick video.  We encourage you to help capture your students’ ideas and register for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.  All you need is an idea.

$25,000 and the title of America’s Top Young Scientist are only a few steps away.  Make sure you register by April 20, 2016.