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Enter the STEAM power WV Challenge

Students participating in WVPB STEAM power WV Challenge

STEAM power WV

If you are looking to add some STEM lessons into you classroom take a look at this creative challenge.

WVPB is issuing its STEAM power WV Challenge for students in grades 3 to 8.  Building upon a wildly successful challenge last year, WVPB is now providing a tiered challenge, one for grades 3-5 and the other for grades 6-8.  With a grant from the West Virginia Department of Culture and History,  WVPB created a series of lessons for classroom teachers, afterschool programs or any group of students to put the Arts back into STEM. 

  • Lessons, designed to be stand alone projects are able to be completed in 1 or 2 class periods, and with minimal supplies.
  • Complete the challenge for your grade level and enter to win a cash prize for classroom materials.  A $250 prize for each grade level 3-8 will be drawn from completed entries.
  • To find out more: wvpublic.org/steam-power-wv

Here's what a few of last years' teachers had to say:

  • Wow! What a fabulous time we had completing all activities and plan on doing more! STEM truly gives all students a chance to excel.  Activities like these can change children's lives with their positive impacts and expose them to possible future career options.
  • The STEAM Activities were very successful and a great learning experience for the 5th Grade students. The students were engaged and really enjoyed the project based activities. The content of each activity was very informational and students took a lot of valuable knowledge from them. The experience was very positive and I look forward to doing more such STEAM activities in the near future.

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