Students worked this week on developing an important skill through science and technology. Students were asked to find a solution to a problem using limited time and resources. The first challenge was the Watercraft Challenge. Students created a watercraft using foil, straws, tape, and paper cups. The watercraft was then tested in a bucket of water by adding as many pennies as it could hold before sinking. The top watercraft held 85 pennies this year!
The next challenge was the Egg-ceptional Packaging project. Students were asked to design a package that would prevent an egg from leaking or cracking when dropped from the football bleachers. Students were given limited materials, such as: straws, toothpicks, tape, a square of bubble wrap, a plastic grocery sack, and rubberbands to make their packages. Only 3 teams in the entire seventh grade had eggs that survived the fall from the bleachers today! Check out the collage of photos from these activities above.