Monday Morning STEM Challenge

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



We continue on our theme of Innovation, this time looking at energy. Population growth and an increase in energy demands require us to find new sources of renewable energy that we can use alongside our traditional fossil fuels in order to keep up with growing energy demands in the future. In this lesson, students will explore the physical science of energy, different types of energy, and the technologies that we use for our power supplies.

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.



Tackling the energy needs of the world is no easy task.  There are thousands working on innovative ways to helps us meet our ever growing demand for energy.  It’s many times hard to fathom that we as teachers or students can contribute to solving such a large scale problem, but that just what 2014’s America’s Top Young Scientist Sahil Doshi did.

This week we are highlighting America’s Top Young Scientist, Sahil Doshi.



Sahil’s story is one of many young innovators we’ll be highlighting over the next several weeks. You have innovators like Sahil in your class. He was able to bring his 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.