For Teachers

There are three ways to use the Global Challenge:

LIGHT If you don't have much time or energy, you can:

  • Recommend students to "take a look" at this web site and form a team by individually registering. Your words might encourage them to try, and we'll be there to help them. There is no limit to the number of students you can recommend.
  • Use the teaching units in your classes. We have lessons and challenges in a wide variety of topics in science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) sciences. Your students can work on the same challenges as competing teams, but without the pressure of completion and the rigors of the competition.
  • Register yourself (it's free!) and use our extensive Global Resources in your classes.
MEDIUM If you have some time, but not much energy to spare, you can, in addition to the above:
  • Help connect the students with a Country Team Advisor, in case a parent or community member is not readily available to the team. The adult should be someone you and the student trust and who will make the commitment to help the team stay on track from October until May.
  • Become a Country Team Advisor yourself and then help with their International Team once that is formed.
  • Establish direct contact with some of our scientists, in order to do hands-on experiments in your own community. We will provide you with research background, protocols and in many cases, help you with equipment.
HEAVY If you have both time and energy and want to get a LOT out this program, then in addition to the above, you can:
  • Create Team Challenges and submit them to benefit your students as well as students from the rest of the US and around the world.
  • Work with our scientists and project staff to create an original line of research and action in your community. We'll help connect you with people, resources, and assistance while making sure that student efforts stay focused on things that will help them create highly competitive ideas and proposals .