Science & Nature
LEGO STEM Challenge-Discovering Buoyancy
Students will use problem solving skills to create a boat during class and test to see how many pennies they can get it to hold.
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Students will be given the challenge of creating a boat at the beginning of class. The challenge is to see who's boat can hold the most pennies by the end of class. Throughout the class, there will be LEGO trivia challenge questions asked where students can earn extra points. This is a fun and interactive class where class participation is highly encouraged. Also, there will be a lot of movement on the part of the student-going back and forth testing their boat to see if it can hold more...
Students will use problem solving skills to try and figure out ways they can get their boat to hold more pennies. Also, at the end of class, we will briefly discuss the reason the boat floats-buoyancy.
A large container of water. We used a 9x13 pan but depending on the size of the boat the student wants to create, a kitchen sink, bathroom sink or even a bathtub can be used as well. A lot of pennies-the most anyone has used is 62! Do you think you can beat that record? A variety of LEGO pieces A towel may be helpful to dry off the boat as the student continues to work on it.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Amanda SharpCreating a passion for learning through fun and interactive classes
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I have been teaching for the past 10 years. I've taught everything from Kindergarten, science, history, reading, Language Arts, to Algebra 1. I am passionate about math-I love see my students have that "ah-ha" moment-when they grasp a difficult...