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2018-2019 Central Challenge Previews
 
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Technical
 
The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning and related skills.
 
On Target
  • Design and build an aircraft that takes off, flies, and lands.
  • Design the aircraft to deliver a team-created payload.
  • Create and present a story about one or more characters characters exploring a remote place.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the teamís interest, skills, areas of strength, and talents.
 
Scientific
 
Our Scientific Challenge blends the research and curiosity of science with the thrill and creativity of the theater arts.
 
Medical Mystery
  • Research the human body and medical conditions that affect the human body.
  • Create and present a story about a medical mystery that affects a human character.
  • Design and build a representation that shows the medical mystery and at least one symptom.
  • Present an action or scene that is shown from two or more perspectives at the same time.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the teamís interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.
 
Engineering
 
Our Engineering Challenge asks teams to design, build and test load-bearing structures out of specific materials.
 
Monster Effects
  • Design and build a structure that can support weight without breaking.
  • Test the structure by placing weights and then removing them.
  • Create and present a story in which the sudden appearance of a monster has surprising results.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that highlight the teamís interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.
 
Fine Arts
 
Our Fine Arts Challenge has students flex their acting and creative muscles as they experiment with different types of artistic media and theater arts, write scripts and design props.
 
Game On
  • Create and present a story that integrates research of a team-selected game.
  • Create and present a game gizmo that causes an action or event to occur.
  • Design and create a container that goes through a transformation.
  • Design either the game gizmo or the container to be a technical element.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the teamís interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.
 
Improv
 
Our Improvisational Challenge is all about spontaneity and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.
 
Heads Up
  • Research historical figures found on coins from around the world.
  • Create and present an improvisational skit that includes the historical figures in a tale.
  • Integrate an event that has an impact on the tale.
  • Present the skit in two parts, changing between comedy and tragedy.
 
Service Learning / Project Outreach
 
Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service to address real-life community issues.
 
Escape Artists
  • Identify, design, and carry out a project that addresses a need in a real community.
  • Create a live presentation of a team-created fable that integrates information about the project.
  • Include an impact prop and a character that changes appearance.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the teamís interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.
 
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