In January, five schools were selected to be a part of the very first Mystery Box STEAM Challenge! Participating schools included;
Arnold Magnet Academy, Carver High School, East Columbus Magnet Academy, Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy and South Columbus Elementary School
. Many thanks to
Columbus Botanical Garden, TSYS-IT, Kodak, RiverCenter, and Synovus
for your participation.
This challenge was the brainchild of PIE Board Member, Ms. Randalette Williams. While having a group discussion on how to incorporate project-based learning opportunities within partnerships? Ms. Williams pitched the idea of creating a "Mystery Box Challenge" that would require partner(s) and their school to collaboratively complete the challenge for a winning prize.
From that idea the PIE Mystery Box STEAM Challenge Project was created. Click
to discover how a magnet, padlock, nail clipper, clothes pin and piggy bank turned into outstanding projects!