Hands-on [spontaneous] problems require teams to physically create a tangible solution. Each hands-on problem has its own specific scoring categories.
Use planning time wisely by thinking about materials to be used and time allowed to solve the problem.
Hands-on problems have the most variety out of any type. Teams should best prepare by understanding how to split up work, keep track of time, and make decisions quickly. Here are some more unique problem examples: “Chain letter”, “Get Your Cups in a Row”, “Perpetual Motion”