VIQC Middle School - STEM Research Project
Mathematics in Nature - Math is everywhere around us. For this challenge, explore nature’s patterns and use that knowledge to inspire new ideas. How can you use this inspiration from nature to engineer a new solution to a current problem?
Math is everywhere, but it’s sometimes hard to find, so be creative!
Remember that mathematics is much more than numbers!
patterns or sequences,
and many other things!
|Elementary School||Middle School||High School||College / University||No Grade Level Restrictions|
|VEX IQ Competition|
10 winners: Automatic team qualification for this season's VEX Robotics World Championship
A set of winners will be selected at each of the following programs and grade ranges, for a total of two (2) prize packages:
VEX IQ Elementary School
VEX IQ Middle School
Teams must be part of a registered VIQC team for the current season.
This page is for VIQC Middle School enteries only -if you are any other program or grade level, please refer to the Online Challenge Page to find the correct page for your program and grade level.
Only one entry per team is permitted. However, each team in a multi-team school or club program may submit one entry. For example, teams 123A and 123B could each submit an entry, but team 123A could not submit two entries. Entries must vary in content and presentation to be considered separate entries.
Entries submitted in previous years’ Online Challenges are not eligible for submission this year.
Rules of the Challenge
How can you use the mathematical patterns found in nature to solve a problem? Identify a problem that interests you, then brainstorm and research ways that nature’s mathematical patterns can be used to solve the problem. Use the Engineering design process to imagine or create a prototype solution that mimics these patterns. Organize your project, summarize your research, and present it all in a video. You can present the information in any way you want, as long as you combine audio and video to share your research project.
Things to keep in mind for a successful submission:
A submission must meet these minimum requirements to be judged.
Click the green Enter Challenge button on the right side of the screen.