The Engineering Exploration Challenge

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a National Geographic photographer or explorer? Find out this summer by participating in the 2015 Engineering Exploration (NGX) Challenge! From now through August 1, National Geographic is asking kids ages 6-18 around the world to solve up to three real-world challenges faced by our explorers in the field. The three challenges are: Animal … Continue reading The Engineering Exploration Challenge

ONE DAY MORE: The NGX Challenge!

Be sure to submit your solutions to the Engineering Exploration Challenge by midnight tomorrow! Have you been toiling away designing the perfect panda-proof camera? Sweating about how to create an electric charge without the aide of a power outlet, while still making your solution wearable? How about struggling to safely return a camera to the ground after raising it up 10 feet high? If so, we want … Continue reading ONE DAY MORE: The NGX Challenge!

NYAS Participates in NGX Challenge—and So Can You!

Guest blogger Stephanie Wortel works at the New York Academy of Sciences as the Program Manager for the Afterschool STEM Mentoring Fellowship in New York City and Newark, NJ, which teaches young scientists to be better educators through experiences in middle grades afterschool programs. She is also a PhD student at Stony Brook University in their Science Education program and conducts research on learning in … Continue reading NYAS Participates in NGX Challenge—and So Can You!

Go on Assignment for National Geographic: The Engineering Exploration Challenge

This spring, you’re on assignment for National Geographic. It’s time to test your creative ingenuity and engineering smarts with a brand new, hands-on program from National Geographic—the National Geographic Kids Engineering Exploration Challenge! Students ages 6-18 worldwide are invited to design, build, and test solutions to real-world problems that National Geographic explorers face in the field every day. Submit your solution to National Geographic by … Continue reading Go on Assignment for National Geographic: The Engineering Exploration Challenge

Kids Explore Real-World Engineering

[Editor’s Note: Be sure to check back one week from today for a very special, related announcement!] This past December, National Geographic Education staff were invited to travel to Beijing, China to participate in the first-ever Destination Imagination Asia Pacific Beijing Invitational. Five countries and 26 Chinese provinces were represented at the event. Forty teams, each made up of six to eight students, were challenged with … Continue reading Kids Explore Real-World Engineering