Daily CLUE Challenge for Middle School Students
The current challenge will be at the top of this page.
- April 17, 2020 – Build a pair of speakers using plastic yogurt cups? This is pretty cool if you have the materials required.
- April 16, 2020 – Can you build a parachute? Which geometric shapes most successfully reduce drag?
- April 15, 2020 - Grab some Diet Coke and Mentos, and create a Mentos fountain! Take a picture of your mess and post it on Twitter with #clue901 so we can see how high your fountain exploded! (Be sure to ask for permission from an adult first and to conduct this experiment outside.)
- April 14, 2020 – Can you build an edible rover? We’d love to see your creation. How far can it go? How fast can it go? How big is it? Can it carry anything?
- April 13, 2020 – Compete in the Egg Drop Challenge! Use materials from around the house to create a safe container for a raw egg, then drop it from different heights to test your engineering. How high can you go? Take a picture and post it on Twitter with #clue901 to show us your creation!
- April 9, 2020 / April 10, 2020 - Choose one of these Scholastic challenges for grades 6-8! Read the article and complete your chosen activity.
- April 8, 2020 - What can you do with a cereal box? Create something from a cereal box (any size or brand). You can use any other materials that you have available. Use this challenge to be creative and learn! Take a picture of your creation and post. Share with us on Twitter by using #clue901 or @clue901.
- April 7, 2020 - Water Talking Challenge - Go to this site and read about this challenge. Try to share with a person who lives with you or through a virtual chat. Can the other person understand what you are saying?
- April 6, 2020 - Cheese or Chocolate? Explore kinematics with this daily challenge.
- April 3, 2020 - Try the Handwriting Analysis on this CSI: The Experience Web Adventure. Can you match all the samples correctly?
- April 2, 2020 - Grab your markers, scissors, and some paper. Create a simple tessellation using squares, hexagons, triangles, or any combination of shapes.
- April 1, 2020 - Create a secret code using a shift or “Caesar” cipher: http://practicalcryptography.com/ciphers/caesar-cipher/
- March 31, 2020 - Did you know that windshield wipers were invented by Mary Anderson? Experiment with making a model windshield wiper. What would you invent for cars?
- March 30, 2020 - Build a pendulum by tying a weight on a string. What do you notice about the swing when you change the length? How can you use this as a timer?