TAME Practice Tests & Engineering Design Challenges
TAME appreciates the value of hard work and practice in success. To help our students better prepare for our annual STEM Competitions, formerly known as Math and Science Competitions, TAME provides practice tests, past Engineering Design Challenges, monthly Engineering Adventure activities, and advice on competing like a scientist.
CHANGES TO STEM COMPETITIONS STARTING IN 2017
TAME has come to a turning point. The world has changed a lot in the past 30 years--it’s time for the annual STEM Competitions to change, too. As the competitions grow, how do we make sure that the events are intellectually challenging, but physically safe and welcoming?
We address these questions and more in our recent blog post, Announcing Texas-sized Changes to STEM Competitions.
PRACTICE TESTS - UPDATED 1/19/2017
Where are the tests that were listed by subject? Why is TAME switching to tests by grade level instead? As we announced earlier this year, TAME's Divisional and State STEM Competitions are evolving to better meet the needs of our participants. One big change that you’ll see in competitions this spring is the new individual test format. Read more about how the new test format works in our blog post, New Test Format for STEM Competitions.
|TAME 6th Grade Practice Test|
|TAME 7th Grade Practice Test|
|TAME 8th Grade Practice Test|
|TAME 9th Grade Practice Test|
|TAME 10th Grade Practice Test|
|TAME 11th Grade Practice Test|
|TAME 12th Grade Practice Test|
ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGES
TAME Engineering Design Challenge - Jet Powered Blimp, from the 2015 State Math and Science Competition
TAME Engineering Design Challenge - Stunt Plane, from the 2014 State Math and Science Competition
TAME Engineering Design Challenge - Mars Rover, from the 2013 State Math and Science Competition
TAME Engineering Design Challenge - Aggie Crane Challenge, from the 2012 State Math and Science Competition
TAME ENGINEERING ADVENTURES
For our regular Engineering Adventures, TAME selects two similar engineering activities and combines them into a blog post. Usually the activities will be divided into Middle School and High School based on complexity. When an official TAME Engineering Design Challenge from a past competition is posted, the simpler activity is usually presented as a warm-up.
The goal is to help you challenge students with hands-on learning. We provide bonus ideas, interesting videos to spark imagination and conversation, and map each activity to TEKS.
Launch your adventures here: Engineering Adventures
COMPETE LIKE A SCIENTIST
For over forty years, students have returned to TAME Competitions to build on what they’ve learned from past years. How do you talk to your students about winning and losing? We have seven recommendations that draw from the Scientific Method and research on growth mindsets.