The educational tools enabling elementary and secondary school teachers to use the Apprentice Engineering Challenge (DAG) or Inventive Engineering Challenge (DGI) as a classroom learning situation are available on the website of the Scientific Leisure Development Council (CDLS). By starting the project now, teachers have plenty of time to complete the project in their class.
For each of these technological challenges, teachers can download a pedagogical guide that allows them to identify the anchoring points with the training program of the Quebec school and to supervise the process of achieving the challenge in class through the carrying out additional activities.
A pupil's notebook (primary) and a Logbook (secondary) are also available in the form of numbered cards. These tools allow the teacher to keep records of the student's process in order to then proceed to an assessment using the grids made available to him.
DGI 2011: Stop on a 10 cents! (secondary)
The Inventive Engineering Challenge is aimed at all high school students in Quebec. Entitled Stop on a ten cents, the 2011 edition invites young people to design a vehicle which, after descending an inclined plane, must stop on a target, in this case a fake 10-cent coin! The finals will take place in May or April.
DAG 2011: Operation Pinch Me That! (primary)
For students in the 2nd and 3rd cycles of elementary school, the Apprentice Engineering Challenge is the perfect opportunity to get a concrete introduction to science and technology. By participating in the 2011 challenge, Operation Pinch Me That!, students should design a gripper capable of gripping and moving objects of different size and mass. Several regional finals will take place in May.
Regional finals in spring 2011
Regional finals will take place in spring 2011. For more details on how to register, contact the Scientific leisure council in your region.
About the CDLS-CLS Network
The Scientific Leisure Development Council and the nine regional scientific leisure councils form the CDLS-CLS Network. In all regions of Quebec, the partners of the CDLS-CLS Network carry out the Inventive Engineering Challenge, the Apprentice Engineering Challenge, the Science Fairs, and coordinate the activities of the Club des Débrouillards. Projects specific to the different regions are also set up across Quebec.
Source: Press release