Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM

Challenge - Pollution Solution

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Plastic is a big environmental problem. The world is becoming overwhelmed by plastic waste, especially plastic containers that hold consumer products. Can you imagine a solution to replace plastics that does not cause as much harm to the environment?

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Setting the Stage with Your Challenge Champion

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Challenge Champion Clifford Okoth Owino explains your Challenge.

Your Challenge

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Read your Challenge Statement and get started!

D&P Digital Activity Instructions - Student Resource

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D&P Digital Activity Instructions - Student Resource

The Challenge Context gives you more information about the background and real-world significance of the Challenge.

Tips from Your Challenge Champion

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Clifford Okoth Owino is the founder and CEO of Chemolex. Watch this video to learn what experts like Clifford think is important to consider when creating sustainable solutions to environmental issues and consumer needs.

Helpful Resources on Pollution and Sustainability

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Explore factors that can affect the success of your solution.

The Challenge Guidelines instruct you on how to complete your mission for Pollution Solution.

Student Instructions

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Read about what it means to complete a challenge. This document will help guide you through the process.

Technical Brief

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Not everything will be included in your pitch. Use this document to explain your process and describe your solution in detail.

Technical Brief Grading Rubric

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Use this rubric to make sure that your solution covers all the required areas for Pollution Solution.

Now that you have an idea for a solution, how do you set it up for business success?

Key Business Proposition

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This resource can help you get clarity about who your customers are and how your product creates value for them.

Business Models

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There are many ways to run a business. As you think about how to make money on your idea, consider these different business model options.

What solution did you come up with for Pollution Solution? Get help with your pitch here.

How to Build a Pitch

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Use this resource to build an engaging, persuasive pitch.

Pitch Judging

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Use this sheet to judge how well you developed and delivered your solution for Pollution Solution.

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