Engage! Project Papers

Engage! Challenge of the Day

Volunteer Set-up Project

We have may fun activity stations in the STEMRec Center.  At the entrance to STEMRec will be a magazine-rack style holder for letter-sized project papers from which the students can choose when they are in the STEMRec area.  Each paper will describe an activity they can do to earn Engage! points.  For this project, you can create some of those activity papers for us so that the students have plenty of options from day one.  Here are the specifics:

  • Submit your Engage! Challenge papers to engage@franklindiscovery.org
  • Submit your files in an editable format.  For instance Word or Google Docs, not PDFs
  • Each Engage! Challenge paper should fit on one or both sides of an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper
  • The activity should be one that can be completed entirely in the STEMRec center with the resources there.  Here is a link to the STEMRec page.
  • The activity can be geared toward all students, upper grade students (4-6) or lower grade students (1-3)
  • The activity needs to be realistic, yet take the appropriate amount of time for the points assigned.  The Engage! program is built around a point structure with students earning 1 point for approximately a half hour of work.  Please estimate the amount of time it would take for a typical student to complete the project in order to assign a point value.  Each project should take, at minimum 15 minutes for 1/2 point, and a maximum of up to 2 hours for 4 points.
  • Students should be able to complete the activity with only your instruction sheet and no other assistance
  • Group activities or projects are ok.
  • Please include everything needed for the project paper, e.g. include pictures and drawings if needed, not just descriptions.  Please be careful to not use copyrighted material.
  • The activity should relate to one of our seven curriculum areas: Math and Engineering, Science and Technology, Literacy, Social Science, Music, Art, and Wellness.  For information on the types of learning objections associated with each of these areas, visit: http://www.uen.org/core/.
  • You can leave blank spots on the paper for the students to use to write/draw stuff as part of the project.
  • You need to include the following information on each paper:  Project title, grade level, expected time on project, point value, instructions, materials, completion criteria, curriculum area, room for the academic coach to sign, and the mentoring teacher to check-off that point have been awarded. 
  • We are really interested in ready-to-go papers that we can print-out and have for students on the first day without taking the effort of our staff to complete.

Email questions to engage@franklindiscovery.org

Example Engage! Project Page