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We welcome 8th – 12th grade STEM teachers who want to engage their students in problem-based learning, doing STEM projects with the potential for real-world impact in mitigating climate change.

The I2M Challenges, structured to align with NGSS practices, can work in the following school contexts:

  • As part or whole of your course elective
  • As a final graduation or independent study project
  • As a free-choice option in science club after school.

Read a brief article  describing past student submissions or browse student videos.


 $4,000 1st Prize

  $2,500 2nd Prize

  $500 Critic Award

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Media tool kit 

  • Defines a specific plan
  • Makes a prediction about its impact
  • Provides information to back up the idea
  • Is scientifically accurate
  • Addresses the feasibility of the plan
  • Presents information, findings, arguments, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically
  • Reader than easily follow the line of reasoning
  • Content is well organized and flows well
  • The presentation flows well
  • Interest level is high, keeps the attention of the audience
  • Video is lively, engaging, or powerful to the audience
  • Is inventive, new, and different
  • Breaks rules and conventions, or uses common materials and/or ideas in new ways