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.
Amanda Sharp
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45 minutes

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Class Experience

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
282 total reviews
140 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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