What Does a DI Challenge Solution Look Like?

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Teams and Team Managers are always asking us – “What does a team solution look like to one of the Challenges?”

We have compiled a set of videos from the 2019 Global Finals in Kansas City.  We have a videos from each of the Challenges and each grade (competition) level.  We hope these help your team better prepare their solutions for the upcoming Tournament season.

 

Global Finals – 2019 – Challenge Solutions

Technical Challenge – On Target

Our Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Aircraft Design, Technical Engineering & Design,Accuracy & Precision, Effective Storytelling

Summary Requirements:

    • Design and build an aircraft that takes off, flies, and lands.
    • Design the aircraft to deliver a team-created payload.
    • Create and present a story about one or more characters exploring a remote place.
    • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Challenge Solutions:

Scientific Challenge – Medical Mystery

Our Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Science, Technology, Effective Storytelling

Summary Requirements:

    • Research the human body and medical conditions that affect the human body.
    • Create and present a story about a medical mystery that affects a human character.
    • Design and build a representation that shows the medical mystery and at least one symptom.
    • Present an action or scene that is shown from two or more perspectives at the same time.
    • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Challenge Solutions:

Engineering Challenge – Monster Effects

Our Engineering Challenge asks students to design, build, and test load-bearing structures created from specific materials.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Structural Integrity & Failure, Structural Engineering,Technical Design, Effective Storytelling.

Summary Requirements:

    • Research the human body and medical conditions that affect the human body.
    • Design and build a structure that can support weight without breaking.
    • Test the structure by placing weights and then removing them.
    • Create and present a story in which the sudden appearance of a monster has
      surprising results.
    • Design and create a special effect to enhance the sudden appearance of the monster and/or the events surrounding the monster in the story.
    • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Challenge Solutions:

Fine Arts – Game On

Our Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, script writing, and prop design.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Game Design, Theatrical Set & Prop Design, Technical Design, Theater Arts Skills.

Summary Requirements:

    • Create and present a story that integrates research of a team-selected game.
    • Create and present a game gizmo that causes an action or event to occur.
    • Design and create a container that goes through a transformation.
    • Design either the game gizmo or the container to be a technical element.
    • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

Challenge Solutions:

Improvisational – Heads Up

Our Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Cultural Competency, Character Development, Nonverbal Communication, Effective Storytelling.

Summary Requirements:

    • Research historical figures found on coins from around the world.
    • Create and present an improvisational skit that includes the historical figures in a tale.
    • Integrate an event that has an impact on the tale.
    • Present the skit in two parts, changing between comedy and tragedy.
    • Present the skit in two styles, changing from verbal to nonverbal.

Challenge Solutions:

Service Learning – Escape Artist

Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Social Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Theater Arts Skills, Effective Storytelling.

Summary Requirements:

    • Identify, design, and carry out a project that addresses a need in a real community.
    • Create and theatrically present a story that builds suspense about characters who attempt an escape.
    • Integrate information about the project through clues that help the characters attempt
      to escape.
    • Integrate information about the future of the project.
    • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

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