In the Innovation Project, your team will:

• Identify a problem within the Challenge Guidelines
• Design a solution.
• Share your solution with others and then refine it.

At official events, your team will present your Project, including the problem, your solution, and how you shared it, in a 5-minute presentation.

Superpowered Project Summary & Challenge Overview –
The Project Overview and Challenge Story provide a brief explanation and project ideas to get your team started!

Innovation Project FAQs

Does our team have create a prototype?

According to the Innovation Project rubric, one of the five areas that teams will be assessed on is “CREATE – Team developed an original idea or built on an existing one with a prototype model/drawing to represent their solution.” Therefore, it is important that teams create a prototype. It can be a physical prototype made out of whatever resources the team has available. It can also be a drawing, which can be done by hand or a computer.

Here are a few CAD (computer-aided design) options for teams to check out:
Autodesk (ages 11+)
Autodesk Tinkercad (ages 7+)
Studio 2.0 by BrickLink (How to use)
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids
SOLIDWORKS – Student sponsorship

What should we put in our Project Presentation?

Teams should use the Innovation Project rubric like a checklist for what to include in their presentation. Presentations should be no longer than 5 minutes long. Teams can plan to use technology but the presentation must be done live. Additionally teams should not plan to have access to a power source or any multimedia equipment inside the judging room.

What should we do if we have a question about project?

It is very important that teams and coaches continue to check out the “Challenge Updates” that are constantly getting refreshed throughout the season.

After consulting the Challenge Overview and Challenge Updates, many teams consult our ListServ with questions. This platform is also monitored by our regional judge advisor, Scott Rakestraw.

Virtual Experts and Field Trips

Virtual Expert Resources

Virtual Field Trips/ Simulations