This project consisted of building a website for the NC Festival of Science Scavenger Hunt. Each challenge in the scavenger hunt is based on standards from the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. The goal was to build the system that will run the scavenger hunt in such a way that its audience, in this case, 7th grade students, will find most engaging. Mini-games present real world problems to students with incremental levels of difficulty. Students were asked to demonstrate their understanding by creating or finding a real world example and submitting it through the website. The system supports authentication and the necessary special functions for curators, teachers, and students. Through trial runs in classrooms, the website was improved from student and instructor feedback.
Teaching STEM: An educational website for the NC Festival of Science