Selecting a problem-Selecting a problem can be a task in itself.  Some schools with more than one team have a method of selecting problems.  I know when the school where there were two elementary school teams we took turns each year giving the other team a chance to select their preferred problem first.  If there is no method then read the synopsis of each problem and brainstorm brief ideas.  Have each team decide on the choice order. Or perhaps, just flip a coin. If the teams want to solve the same problem it will cost an additional membership if in the same division.

A  few ideas…

Find out what the majority of the team likes.  If you have a lot of builders (they want to saw, use circuit boards, fiddle with how things go together, build with balsa wood) then perhaps problem 1, 2 or 4 is for them.  If you have a lot of dramatic kids, then problem 5 might be a good fit. If you have students who like history, to research, and to act, then problem 3 might be good.   If members of the team are diverse in talent and interest then you could let them decide what the most interesting problem is and then have them discuss splitting up parts of the problem to solve once the overall scheme has been developed. For example, in problem 1 two could build the vehicle and the other writes the script. Each team is different and it does not matter as long as each member is involved and utilizing his/her talents and is having fun! Just make sure they reconnect to make sure the problem is being solved in the way they all want it.