LEAF STEM Challenge

What is the LEAF STEM Challenge?
The LEAF (Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Flight) STEM Challenge is designed for students in grades 6-12.  Students teams are challenged to design, build, and fly an electric, tethered airplane that will successfully carry the most cargo.

Where will this Challenge be held?
This year’s competition will be held in December 2016 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA.  We hope to see you and your students there!

How can my students participate?
Download the FREE curriculum and resources to get started! Have questions?  In partnership with Powering Imagination, we also sponsor a coaches workshop each summer.  Attending is a great way to quickly get you up to speed and also earns Washington teachers clock hours towards certification.  You’ll also have an opportunity to meet and network with the other participants.

What are the basic rules?
Rules for participation are pretty easy.  Students must be in grades 6-12 to participate.  Airplanes must use the required motor (provided in the documentation below) and must not measure any larger than 36″ (91 cm) in any one direction. Students must fly at least one successful lap with and without cargo. The student teams whose airplanes carry the most cargo win! (Check the detailed rules for specific parameters.)

Where do I register my teams?
Once registration is open, you’ll be able to register your teams at our project site: www.LEAFChallenge.com

For more information and free resources for implementing this project, visit our dedicated project site.