Challenge Questions

Challenge Questions have been part of P2K projects since the first LIVE FROM ANTARCTICA broadcast when students were asked: "Mike Castellini's outhouse was painted black and shaped like a triangle. Why black? Why triangular?" (Do you know the answer? It's to do with reflectivity but also with mathematics and construction principles!)

CQ's are brainteasers that ask students to think logically and creatively, and to do a little "out of the box" research to answer the question. But you must be careful--the P2K team likes to set little traps that are fun to get around. Sometimes the answer is not as obvious as you think.

We invite you to view the CQ's from our past projects. We've included the answers!