challenge 04

STEAM Challenge 04 – #fluxsteam4

A Global Impact Invention

Anyone can invent world-changing things.

For this challenge, you will invent or create something that will help provide a solution to a global issue. It could be a tool, device, machine, app, program, etc. that provides an innovative solution to a global issue. Go to at – click on “Global Impact” then his “New Challenge” until you find one that you are interested in. to help you come up with an idea.


  1. A rough prototype or presentation of your innovative invention/solution.
  2. A short video (Max. 2 minutes) that explains and clearly states the global impact problem/issue you are addressing and how your invention/solution solves that problem.

Research and Brainstorm

A good inventor understands the needs of who they are making the invention for. What matters for the person/or group of people I am making this for? What global issue can I address? What are the possible solutions to this problem?

For more help check out the UN Global Goals Website: 


Build a Prototype/Model

Create something that will help you present your product or solution. Using materials you have laying around build a rough prototype or model of your invention/solution. Use craft materials, recyclables, building blocks, sticks, etc. get creative and be resourceful! Remember – It does not need to work, just needs to be a physical representation to help understand the concept and purpose.

Share It

To be eligible for the prizes listed below you need to share your idea. Film a short (Max 2 min video) pitch of your invention. Include details like who is it for, what problem does it solve, etc. Have fun! Upload/share your video to twitter, facebook or Instagram using #FluxSTEAM4 and #MadeWithSharpen tag (Flux. on Facebook) and tag On Facebook set your post to public.


Use the following Student Guide to help students organize their thoughts.

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