Competition Component Examples

The TEAMS competition is made up of three components - Design/Build, Multiple Choice and Essay. Examples of each component are given below.

Design/Build (High School and Middle School)

Robotic Arm Design Challenge

Multiple Choice (High School)

Urban Green Space scenario and questions

Urban Green Space Solutions

Wind Power scenarios and questions  

Wind Power Solutions

Digital Relays for Electrical Grids scenarios and questions

Digital Relays Solution

Multiple  Choice (MIddle School)

Water & Sewer System scenario and questions

Water & Sewer system solutions

Electric Grid scenarios and questions

Electric Grid solutions

Essay Challenge (High School and Middle School)

The nation has relied on fossil fuels for decades. Recently, technological advances and
concern about climate change have led to increased discussion on replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. The United States has seen an increase in the use of renewable sources, but some would argue that the rate of change is too slow. Others would counter that sources of renewable energy are not technologically ready to replace fossil fuels.
You have been asked to identify a source of renewable energy to generate power for your home state within the next five years. Select one source of energy that is particularly applicable to your state. Identify a technological issue with your selected source that, if improved, would greatly improve this effort. Estimate the cost of implementing your proposed solution.

Sample answer (High School)

Sample answer (Middle School)