Build a STEM Learning Community

Bring Curiosity Machine to your students!

Memberships allow you to get the most out of Curiosity Machine! While you can access our free design challenges at any time, a membership allows you to customize your experience.

With a Curiosity Machine membership, you can:

  • Select your own design challenges to access
  • Support educators to provide high-quality engineering learning experiences
  • Enable students to build digital literacy skills through Curiosity Machine’s Engineering Design Process framework
  • Implement documentation of each student’s progress and design challenges
  • Empower educators to track individualized student progress
  • Access associated educator resources such as adaptable lesson plans, student worksheets, and more
Free Account
No cost
  • Educator, Parent, and Student account access to five pre-selected free Design Challenges
  • View inspirational videos, difficulty levels, inspiration galleries and materials lists for all Design Challenges
Individual
$250
  • Three Design Challenges of your choice
  • Access for one Curiosity Machine Educator or Parent account
  • Access for associated student accounts
  • Access to instructional videos* and curriculum*
    (*when available)
  • Plus everything included in the Free membership
School
$1000
  • 15 Design Challenges of your choice
  • Access for all Curiosity Machine educators at your school
  • Access for all Curiosity Machine students at your school
  • Access to instructional videos* and curriculum*
    (*when available)
  • Plus everything included in the Free membership
District
Discounts available
  • 15 Design Challenges of your choice per site
  • Access for all Curiosity Machine educators across all sites
  • Access for all Curiosity Machine students across all sites
  • Access to instructional videos* and curriculum*
    (*when available)
  • Plus everything included in the Free membership

Additional Membership Add-ons Include:

  • Customized design challenge units, including content aligned to robotics, flight, and energy
  • Educator or parent trainings on facilitating hands-on engineering learning
  • Curiosity Machine staff consultations to help with determining materials, choosing design challenges, reviewing lesson plans and more

Get in touch with us to learn more about all of our membership offerings!


Why choose a Curiosity Machine Membership?

Our goal isn’t just to create the next generation of scientists and engineers, but to help students develop skills that will support them in any field. While Curiosity Machine exposes children to various STEM content areas, our curriculum has been shown to help children become less averse to challenges and more curious.

Curiosity Machine Student Impact

Learning Gains for Children

In 2010, the NSF sponsored a five-year longitudinal study, Be A Scientist!, where undergraduate engineering students taught Curiosity Machine design challenges to underserved families.

The results were overwhelmingly positive. Click here learn more about our research results!

The core of our program are the open-ended design challenges we’ve created through collaboration with scientists and engineers. Our hands-on engineering activities draw inspiration from cutting-edge research and allow students to practice problem solving skills by following the same process professional engineers use. Students can use the engineering design process to find one of numerous solutions. Instead of focusing on getting the right answer, each child can individually explore and learn.

Sudent tests her creation
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"First I planned it, next I built it, last I tried it. Finally, I presented it."

CM student, 4th grade

Curiosity Machine is an adaptable tool! You can:

  • Integrate design challenges into your current lessons
  • Expand the curriculum to include writing assignments and presentations
  • Support non-experts to lead design challenges in afterschool or team-building programs
  • Enable students to engineer at their own pace during free time or for homework

There is no one right way to use Curiosity Machine, just like there is no right way to solve a design challenge. Get your membership today!


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