Curtis Rising Stars Science Challenge

STEM Science Challenge

Students in Grades K-4
February 4, 2017

This is an entry level STEM competition for students in grades Kindergarten – 4. The purpose of this program is to prepare and inspire younger elementary students for science competitions later on in their academic careers.

The premise of this competition is challenge-based with a team focus. Unlike middle and high school competitions, this program will seek to prepare students through pre-activities and prompts that occur during the school day and then culminates in a daylong event at the Orlando Science Center where students will put their skills into practice via a competition. Teachers are given seven pre-activities in which you choose five to complete before the challenge in February.


Curtis Rising Stars Science Challenge 2017 Information

Registration Deadline: September 12, 2016
Competition Date: February 4, 2017


Be sure to check out the requirements, and download and fill out the registration form. The Pre-Activity Teacher Guide and Engineering Notebooks are resources for you to use to prepare for the challenge.

Curtis Rising Stars Registration Form

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Curtis Rising Stars Student Success Rubric

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Curtis Rising Stars Engineering Notebook - Basic

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Curtis Rising Stars Engineering Notebook - Advanced

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Curtis Rising Stars Pre-Activity Teacher Guide

5.60 MB | August 26, 2016

Recipe Steps to Go with Pre-Activity Guide

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 If teachers/mentors have questions on the requirements for this year’s competition, please do not hesitate to contact an Orlando Science Center Educator at or call 407.514.2112.


For more information about Orlando Science Center’s science competitions, please call our Reservations Office at 407.514.2112 or email
Science Competitions Flyer

Science Competitions Flyer

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