Today we ended the day with a "Mini Mayflower" STEM challenge. The students had to design and build a ship that would float in water and carry as many pennies as possible without sinking. They could only use tinfoil, straws, popsicle sticks, tape, a flash card, and pipe cleaners.
Here are the results:
Taylor, Katya, and Nazmiya's boat: 100 pennies
Madison, Imogen, Lizzie, and Lydia's boat: 71 pennies
Josh, Reed, and Sammy's boat: 60 pennies
Grace, Natalie, and Olive's boat: 40 pennies
Sawyer, Aidan, and Joey's boat: 40 pnnies
Sergio, Max, and Jude's boat: 23 pennies
They all worked hard and I was very impressed with their creativity.
I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!