STEM in Practice: Rescuing the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: New September 2022! Author Christina Soontornvat used her engineering background to explain how the rescue mission in Thailand to save 13 people trapped in a cave by flooding came together.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: STEM-49**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Engineering Problem Solving uses a seven step process. Have students research this process and then apply it to a problem to come up with a solution.


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.