Yes, but the class must be divided into teams of four to six students. One teacher may act as the Coordinator and Coach for all the teams in the classroom.
Yes, students in grades five through eight are eligible to be on the same GeoChallenge team.
Yes, this challenge is aligned with the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), including Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), and Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), as well as MS-ESS3-3, MS-LS2-5, and MS-ETS1-1.
There is only one GeoChallenge Coordinator for a school, organization, or community group. This person registers on behalf of the school, organization, or community group and serves as the main point of contact for the GeoChallenge Coaches and teams. The GeoChallenge Coaches work more directly with the team(s) and can be a parent or volunteer. A Coordinator can also serve as a Coach.
No, but if the Coach cannot attend, the Coordinator must be present.
Yes, homeschool and after-school-program students can participate as well as teams from volunteer-based community organizations such as the Girl Scouts. A homeschool association can sponsor a team and a parent or volunteer can register as a GeoChallenge Coordinator and register a team(s). Homeschool and community group teams must adhere to the same rules and requirements for team composition.
No, only one person, who must be a paid employee of the school or organization, may function as GeoChallenge Coordinator for the school/organization.
Yes, the GeoChallenge Coordinator may delegate coaching to more than one person, each with one or more teams.
Yes, a Coach may support more than one team.
No, team members may attend different schools, though all participating students must be in grades five through eight and live and go to school in the same state.
Good news! There is no fee for participating in the 2018-19 GeoChallenge.
Yes, as long as you share your unique confirmation code with your Coaches as they get started on the GeoChallenge.