K’NEX Education Invites You to Participate in Our Design & Build STEM Challenge for Classrooms

K’NEXpert Classroom Challenge Aims to Generate Excitement & Enthusiasm for STEM Learning

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The K’NEXpert Classroom Challenge offers school students the chance to compete against classrooms across the country by building creative models made entirely from K’NEX parts.

Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) November 12, 2012

K'NEX, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is now accepting registrations for the 2013 K’NEXpert Classroom Challenge. The K’NEXpert Classroom Challenge offers school students the chance to compete against classrooms across the country by building creative models made entirely from K’NEX parts.

The K’NEXpert Classroom Challenge invites teachers to engage in exciting hands-on activities that support learning in first through ninth grades, while helping their students build manipulative skills, challenging them to apply STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) knowledge and skills, and encouraging them to apply organized, logical strategy as they design, build and problem-solve.

Teachers and their classes will compete against classrooms at the same grade level, building a model based on a specific, age-appropriate building challenge: Grades 1-2, create a farm; Grades 3-4, build a water wheel; Grades 5-6, build a mountain climber; and a new category for 2013, Grades 7-9, create the Olympic stadium.

After building the model, students are asked to write a 1-page description of their creation and submit photos to the K’NEX panel of judges. One winner will be chosen for each grade level, with the nine-winning classrooms receiving several prizes including a $350 knexeducation.com shopping spree and a free K’NEX building set for every participating student. Teachers may register their classrooms by visiting http://www.knex.com/Educators/classroom_challenge_info.php before December 14, 2012. As a thank you for their interest in this contest registrants will receive a coupon code valid for a discount on all sets purchased at knex.com or knexeducation.com.

No purchase necessary. For official rules and details visit: http://www.knex.com/Educators/classroom_challenge_info-rules-2.pdf.

About K’NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 250 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX is America’s building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” Since 1992, The Rodon Group, a subsidiary of K'NEX Brands, L.P., has manufactured over 30 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system. For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com or http://www.rodongroup.com.


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