Our first STEM Challenge begins in September. The Learning Commons will have one challenge each month. You are welcome to come in before school on Thursday and Friday to work on the challenges. This month is making an electrical circuit that launches a fan blade. Student who launches the flying saucer the longest distance wins a prize. Stop by the Learning Commons to participate.
October's Challenge is to determine the strength of Spaghetti by building a bridge using noodles and Styrofoam. The student who builds the strongest bridge determined by the number of books it holds, wins!
November Challenge: Students built "robotic hands" using cardboard, straws, and fishing line. They needed to sign certain letters and words as well as test the strength of the hand by picking up items. This was created in 7th grade science classes, so no winner was awarded.
December Challenge: In Mrs. Paul's 8th grade science class students built a catapult from a box of given supplies. They had to test the power and accuracy of their catapult.
January's STEM Challenge was to create a unique snowflake? Fun and creative time for all!