Sink or Float
After weeks of designing, building, and decorating, freshmen put their cardboard boats to the test at a muddy Spanish Lake Friday. The students work in teams to turn cardboard appliance boxes, caulk, duct tape, plastic ties, and paint into boats that must carry at least one passenger through a course at Spanish Lake. They also predict the draft when loaded according to Archimedes' Principle. This year, many boats successfully navigated the course. Nice work, Class of 2027!
PK4 students tested their own boat creations Friday. Using objects such as popsicle sticks, straws, Styrofoam balls, and tape, the students built boats that could hold as many glass marbles as possible. Throughout the week, they were given materials and the opportunity to test their designs, make adjustments, and test again. After the test, they talked about why some designs were more successful. Congratulations to Leo, whose boat held twice as many marbles as any other!