Through the end of April, 2020, educational bloggers are teaming up to organize Stay-At-Home STEAM Challenges to spark creativity while families are home, limiting the spread of COVID-19.
This “Make it Go” contest challenges you to create something that moves.
What will you build? A car? An airplane? A boat? A rocket? A robot? The possibilities are endless!
You don’t need to have any special supplies for this STEAM challenge.
We invite anyone to try this challenge– even adults!
For inspiration, check out our blog posts on building a propeller car and a breadboard flying saucer circuit. You can also browse through the transportation projects in our post on technology projects for kids.
This project and all Geek Pack Hack activities must be undertaken with a suitable adult completing their own risk assessment and supervising their children at all times.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Share Your STEAM Challenge Project and Inspire on Instagram
Share your work, and help inspire more families to do STEAM at home! Post a photo or video of your completed STEAM challenge to Instagram using the hashtag #STEAMathomechallenge. Tag @geekpackhack and we will share some of our favorite projects in our newsletter and on our website.
STEAM Challenge Contest for U.S. Residents
Residents of the U.S. may also enter their STEAM challenge projects in the comments below for a chance to win prizes from Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits®, and Make Magazine.
Entries must include a photo of the project, short description of how it was built to move, email address, and age and first name of the project’s creator.
When your project is ready, submit it by April 30th. We’ll judge projects on how creatively they are designed to move. Only one submission per person, please.
Please read the official rules below.
Don’t forget to check out the other Stay-At-Home STEAM Challenges!
Stay-At-Home STEAM Challenges
Tower Building Challenge – Gift of Curiosity
Make it Float STEAM Challenge – The Homeschool Scientist
Egg Drop Challenge with Paper Only – iGameMom
Geek Pack Hack’s “Make it Go!” STEAM Challenge Contest Official Rules
This contest is sponsored by Geek Pack Hack, 304 S. Jones Blvd #3938, Las Vegas NV 89107.
It is open only to U.S. residents.
Entries must be submitted only by adults (18 years and older) on behalf of their children or themselves before 11:59 pm on April 30th, Pacific Daylight time.
Entries must be submitted as blog comments including: 1) contestant first name, 2) email, 3) age (in the comment box), 4) a short description of how it was built to move, and 5) an attached photo of the project.
Only one entry is allowed per person. Adults may submit separate entries with different first names for individual children. Subsequent entries with the same name and email address will be discarded. Incomplete entries will be discarded.
By submitting a project image, it becomes the property of Geek Pack Hack and you agree to Geek Pack Hack’s use of your image for future promotional purposes.
Relatives of Geek Pack Hack personnel may not enter.
There is no fee required to enter.
On May 4th, one winner will be announced from each of the below age groups on the Geek Pack Hack website and newsletter. Prizes for each of the age categories are as follows:
Ages 3-5 – Squishy Circuits Delux Kit ($75 list price)
Ages 6-8 – Squishy Circuits Delux Kit ($75 list price)
Ages 9-11 – Snap Circuits Jr. ($20.99 list price)
Ages 12-14 – Snap Circuits Jr. ($20.99 list price)
Ages 15-17 – Make Magazine subscription ($34.99 list price)
Ages 18+ – Make Magazine subscription ($34.99 list price)
To pick the winners, Geek Pack Hack will select projects that exhibit the most creativity in how they are designed to move.
Winners will be contacted by email to request a mailing address. Winners will not be responsible for shipping charges. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
This contest is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram, Pinterest, or Make: Magazine.