Grades K-4

February 2, 2019

The Curtis Rising Stars Science Challenge is an entry-level STEM competition. The purpose of this program is to prepare and inspire younger elementary students for science competitions later on in their academic careers.

This competition is challenge-based with a team focus. Students are first prepared through pre-activities and prompts during the school day. The experience culminates in the day-long competition at Orlando Science Center, during which students will put their skills into practice.

We greatly appreciate your interest in Orlando Science Center’s Curtis Rising Star competition. 

At this time registration is now closed. 

Please note all Curtis Rising Star materials will remain posted and are free to use.

For more information, contact us at 407.514.2112 or


The Pre-Activity Teacher Guide and Engineering Notebooks are resources for you to use to prepare for the challenge.


Curtis Rising Stars Pre-Activity Guide Recipe Steps

487.06 KB | August 23, 2018

Curtis Rising Stars Pre-Activity Teacher Guide

5.60 MB | October 16, 2018

Curtis Rising Stars Engineering Notebook - Basic

192.56 KB | August 23, 2018

Curtis Rising Stars Engineering Notebook - Advanced

178.75 KB | August 23, 2018

Curtis Rising Stars Expectations

571.41 KB | September 11, 2018


If teachers/mentors have questions on the requirements for this year’s competition, please contact us at or call 407.514.2035.

For more information about Orlando Science Center’s science competitions, please call our Reservations Office at 407.514.2112 or email
Science Competitions Flyer

Science Competitions Flyer

111 KB | August 23, 2018

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