2018 Mission Innovation Competition
San Diego Jewish Academy is excited to host the 2018 Mission Innovation competition, focusing on third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students from North County independent and private schools.
Mission Innovation Outcomes and Objectives
- Allows elementary school students (grades three to five) to engage in a competitive Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math (STEM) competition.
- Allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the STEM fields, practice problem solving, and hone their design and engineering skills in a competitive, non-classroom setting.
- Emphasizes the importance of STEM education in elementary schools.
About the Competition
The Mission Innovation competition consists of three major events throughout the year:
Event #1: A Jeopardy-inspired Q&A competition centered around STEM material and content.
Event #2: A design, research, and analysis challenge where students are tasked with deconstructing an ordinary object (i.e. a stapler, mechanical pencil, hair dryer) and providing data on its structural analysis.
Event #3: An engineering innovation challenge where students are given a mousetrap car kit to assemble and then modify using substitute parts to increase overall acceleration and energy output.
Upcoming Competition Dates:
Below please find useful competition documents:
For more information our Mission Innovation, please contact Irene Lerner at: ILerner@sdja.com