For Parents & Educators

Wouldn't It Be Cool If... is a new contest from
Time Warner Cable and FIRST for kids ages 10-15.

Entrants are asked to dream up a cool invention idea that makes life more awesome and demonstrate how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can make their ideas a reality. With the tools below,
Parents & Educators can help kids get the most out of the experience.

For Parents

Looking for a way to spark your middle-schooler's interest in math and science? Download the guide below for tips on how to talk about, brainstorm, and create cool ideas together.


For Teachers

Looking for a super cool answer to the age-old student question: "Why do I need to learn this?" Download the guide below for educator-created plans for easy activities that integrate the excitement and star power of Wouldn't It Be Cool If... into your ongoing math and science curriculum.


For Afterschool

Need some fun and engaging STEM-related activities for your afterschool group or club? Download the guide below for activities and projects that are educator-informed and afterschool program-tested to extend the excitement of Wouldn't It be Cool If... into your afterschool program.


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