After reading about the Pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower, FCE 3rd graders tackled a STEM challenge to design and build a "Mayflower" to hold as much cargo as possible without sinking. The challenge included working with a partner to draw a design, build the boat, and then test the design using pennies for cargo. After the first test, the boats were evaluated for strengths and weaknesses. A second design was then drawn, built, and tested. The winning design was created by Elliot Breazeale and Robert Bentley and was able to hold 189 pieces of cargo.
3rd Grade STEM Challenge
Wednesday, November 13, 2019