I know, I know, it’s not Friday.
This Week’s Challenge
For our Thanksgiving-themed challenge, students had to plan, design, and build a mini “Mayflower” ship to float and hold the weight of 100 pebbles (representing the 100 people that traveled on the Mayflower) using only the materials provided.
Materials (per team)
- 5 sheets of aluminum foil
- 2 small dixie cups
- 10 popsicle sticks
- 10 straws
- 5 rubberbands
- tape (1 meter)
- 1 pair of scissors
- Build a boat that must float and be able to withstand the weight of at least 100 pebbles.
- You do not have to use all of the materials.
- Materials will not be replaced.
After designing and building their boats, it was time to test them! All of the boats floated, but the real challenge was seeing if the boats could withstand weight.
The winner was Indian Ocean’s design, holding a whopping 43 pebbles! Great job, Indian Ocean!
Indian Ocean: 43 Atlantic Ocean: 31 Pacific Ocean: 2 Arctic Ocean: 10