K12 is calling all aspiring scientists, techies, engineers, and mathematicians to step into the lab and enter our Annual STEM Contest!

This year's theme is MAKE A SPLASH! To enter, you'll design and build a Rube Goldberg machine—that is, a complex contraption of linked parts that creates a domino effect. The only other requirement is that your machine, in some way, makes use of water.

How will your machine make a splash? Will it drop an object into a pool of water? Will it create an exquisite fountain? Will it make water change colors? Show us by creating your very own machine.

The K12 STEM Contest is open to all students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each grade level, as well as one overall "Best-in-Show" winner for the entry that blows our judges out of the water!

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    Families are important in our culture.  We live in the Intermountain West and the long ago pioneers placed a big importance on...

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    Colorful Cats

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    Throughout my childhood till now I have been absolutely facinated with different cultures. My good friend, who is the model in...

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    Some of my Chinese culture 

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    The Mexican desert a very special place. 

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    Quan is a big fan of Pandas from China. He also loves fortune cookies!

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    How I Celebrate culture is by the things I do together with my family. Like camping, B.B.Q-ing, snowboarding., going to...

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    Mix heritage. Showing both cultures and his family on both sides. VENEZUELAN AND USA. North and South American culture. 

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    I decided to draw a traditional  japenese red kimono because the culture of the kimono is worn on special traditions or...

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    As an American with a very blended culture, I did my drawing over typical American culture. As an American, I love the flag,...

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    I love visiting D.C. This is one of the pictures I took when we visited there!

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    i went to Santa Rosa to look at the fires and was very interested in the scenery and nature of the area so I took a picture...

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    I love  learning about Africa, and I learned about all of the animals that live there, so I loved drawing this picture for the...

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    Music makes me happy

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    I love learning about other cultures! I drew this of Australia and one of their most famous animals, the kangaroo!

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    I drew a picture a Ariel in with a background of the ocean because it show me her personality and character.

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    Follow your dreams

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    Just celebrating Thanksgiving.

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    The artwork I have submitted is handpainted flower pot. It is made of terracotta clay. It is a cultural art which is practiced...

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    I love America

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    Praying that one day we will all be treated equal and with Love.

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    Sea turtles are one of my favorite animals. I always hear about the great sea turtles that live in Hawaii and I dream one day...

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    China is beautiful place and has lot's of different types of panda's and I did red panda's at a water fall I always wanted to...

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    I have always loved France, Paris. The Eiffel tower is so entrancing to me, especially when it's all lit up! I have this dream...

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    There are lots of ways that colors can come together, and show people how to see things in different ways.  I like to see how...