National Day of Design Mission activities are NGSS standards-aligned and age-appropriate.
Each Student Edition is ready for use by student teams as they navigate the project. The accompanying Teachers’ Guide includes detailed instructions on how to implement the activity in the classroom, along with optional follow-on activities to extend the learning experience.
Participation is open to any student in grades Kindergarten through 12th, and any adult supporting STEM learning for that student. The Teachers’ Guide is accessible to parents, afterschool program providers, mentors, etc., and can be implemented in a classroom or another setting. While the Teachers’ Guide offers suggestions for how to relate the Day of Design Mission to what is already being taught in the classroom, it can be a completely stand-alone activity
National Day of Design Teachers & Students - STEMconnector