Educators

CALLING ALL TEACHERS, EDUCATORS, HOMESCHOOLERS, AND LEADERS OF YOUTH GROUPS!

GET INVOLVED AND GET YOUR KIDS EXCITED ABOUT MAKING!

STUDENT TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGES:

1. YOU SHALL NOT PASTA!

The Amazing Pasta Bridge Competition!
Sponsored by Trilogy Architecture
(Build Bridge in advance.)
(Grades 5th – 12th)
Does your team have the engineering skills to build the strongest pasta bridge in the North State?  Build your bridge in advance and bring it to the Maker Faire on Saturday, November 12 between 10:00 A.M. and 12:00 noon to test your engineering skills!
Challenge Rules:  Click here for rules.
Team Sign Up: Click here to sign up for the You Shall Not Pasta
team challenge.

The following video is simply meant to give you an idea of the challenge. Our local challenge is set up a little differently.
Pasta Bridge Competition Example Video

2. THE ULTIMATE EGG HEAD!

Design a helmet to protect an athlete’s head (a raw egg)!
Sponsored by North State STEM
(Build Helmet in advance or day of the Faire.)
(Grades Pre-K – 8th)
Crash! Crack! American athletes suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year. We need YOUR TEAM to help design an amazing helmet to protect an athlete’s head (a raw egg) from falls and rolls across the ground.
Challenge Rules:  Click here for rules.
Team Sign Up: Click here to sign up for the Ultimate Egg Head team challenge.

3. STEAM ART Challenge!

Design a creative sculpture that incorporates artistic skill and engineering!
Sponsored by Shasta Arts Council
(Ages 9 to 18 or college students with valid ID)

(Build sculpture in advance.)
If you are an artist that would like to add ART to STEM, this competition is for you.
  The challenge is to design a sculpture with a place on the sculpture itself that you can add dry ice to make it STEAM at the end.  Prizes are given for best entries in each age group: 9-11, 12-14, 15-18 and college.  Sculptures will be accepted between Oct. 31 and Nov. 3 at University Preparatory School.  
Challenge Rules:  Click here for rules and registration form.

See video for Sample Sculptures:

4. NERDY DERBY – The Great Car Race!

Sponsored by Shasta Builders’ Exchange
(All ages are welcome to design a car.)
(Build in advance or day of the Faire)
Design your own mini race car, in advance or on the day of the event.  Test it out on the Nerdy Derby Track at the Maker Faire!