What are Puzzlers?

Puzzlers are hands-on STEM activities that can be completed in 1-2.5 hours. Puzzlers sharpen critical and creative thinking through agricultural-related activities. They follow the “create, test & improve, and share” steps in the Purple Plow engineering design process. They are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for 5th-8th graders and are conducive for a variety of environments.

Ways to use Puzzlers:

  • Use Puzzlers as supplemental activities for Purple Plow challenges
  • Integrate Puzzlers into your STEM camp curriculum
  • Have a food and agriculture month at your local makerspace and solve Puzzlers
  • Use Puzzlers as a part of your agriculture literacy outreach event
  • Solve a Puzzler at your next 4-H meeting