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INNOVATORS OF
TOMORROW

STEM Lessons and Contest
GRADES 9–12

Calling all physics, engineering, robotics, tech, and chemistry teachers: Challenge your students to enter our contest by brainstorming an innovation that solves a problem (no building required!). Get your class excited about this creative-thinking contest with our ready-to-go lessons and nonfiction passages about technological advances.

STEM: Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing

Students will apply the engineering design process, research new technologies, and consider how robots are assisting in the manufacturing process.

Batteries of Yesterday and Tomorrow

Engage students in the scientific considerations of innovation using batteries as a chemistry-based entry point.

LESSON 1 Design Like an
Eco-Engineer
Grades 9–12
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LESSON 2 Engineering
Innovative Materials
Grades 9–12
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LESSON 3 Robots at
the Ready
Grades 9–12
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INNOVATORS OF TOMORROW CONTEST

We asked students to conceptualize, design, and diagram an invention that solves a real-life problem using advanced manufacturing. We were so inspired by all the amazing entries we received. Thanks to everyone who participated!

WINNERS:

Alex C., Ottawa, KS, Grade 11

Responding to non–socially distanced temperature checks at his school, Alex’s innovation is a cost-effective, freestanding thermometer with various features that staff can monitor from a safe distance.

Eleanor L., Grand Rapids, MI, Grade 12

Seeking to provide city dwellers with access to affordable, quality produce, Eleanor designed an apartment building containing a vertical hydroponics tower, which uses technological materials and robotic maintenance to be self-sustaining.

Ethan D., Lubbock, TX, Grade 9

To prevent hot car deaths, Ethan’s innovation is a Bluetooth-enabled device that connects to a child’s car seat, with an app that pings the adult if the child is in the car seat when the phone and adult leave Bluetooth range.