The STEMBucket Challenge is a cross-country competition looking at playful and frugal designs addressing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths based educational practice. We’re looking for creative, sustainable, and engaging activities, and will provide monetary prizes to help support your great work.
STEMBucket challenge winners will be selected from each country, as well as individual category winners that best embody playfulness, frugality, and learning. All shortlisted entries will also feature in the upcoming ACES educational eBook as stand-out examples of excellent practice!
The challenge will begin accepting entries from March 1st until July 29th at 4:00pm (UK time), with winner announced in August!
Scroll down for more information, including entry criteria and requirements…
If you, or someone you know working in education across Malaysia, Indonesia, or Vietnam has a great playful and frugal learning design they’d like to share, why not enter into the ACES STEMBucket challenge!
We are looking for activities and learning designs that demonstrate the following attributes:
The activity must demonstrate the potential for, or evidence of, impact on learning and competencies in STEM.
The activity must promote the sense of curiosity, autonomy, and agency of learners to experiment, whilst engaging with fun challenges and social interactivity. Learn More…
The activity must promote the inventive, resourceful, and environmentally conscious use of materials and resources to deliver creative, practical, and sustainable practice. Learn More…
In order to participate in the STEMBucket Challenge you will need to provide the following:
- A video showcase of your activity (Max: 5 minutes)
- A written summary of your activity, consisting of:
- Activity title
- Summary description (200 words)
- Describe the learning and/or competency outcomes of your activity (100 words)
- Describe the playful aspects of your activity (100 words)
- Describe the frugal aspects of your activity (100 words)
Your video should provide a summary of the activity and specifically talk about what STEM learning aspects you are addressing, as well as demonstrating any playful and frugal aspects within the activity.
All shortlisted submissions will be showcased on the ACES YouTube channel and in the ACES STEMBucket booklet!
Local partners will manage competition submissions.
(Prize money will be awarded in the country’s currency equivalent in pounds)
Universiti Malaysia, Sarawak
Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo
Hanoi University of Science and Technology