Monday Morning STEM Challenge

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is excited to present a weekly STEM challenge.  Challenge number two is coming your way. Remember it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.


Last week we kicked off our challenges with a look at Innovation.  In this challenge, students will look at collecting and analyzing data while looking at the innovative adhesive used in Post-it® Notes.

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 2012 America’s Top Young Scientist, Deepika Kurup.



You have innovators like Deepika 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.