STEM Class: Let's Engineer and Design a Foil Boat
Angie Wolf, M.Ed.
In this one time STEM class learners will use the engineering and design process to create a foil boat.
US Grade 2 - 4
In this STEM class, learners will be exposed to the engineering and design process (plan, create, test, improve) as they complete a STEM challenge. Challenge: Create a foil boat that will float and hold the most 'passengers' (objects). Materials: -5inx6in sheet of aluminum foil. You can bring 2 or 3 prepared sheets.* -Small objects such as pennies, buttons or large craft beads. You will need 50 or more. -Container filled half way with water. Suggested container is a plastic shoe box sized...
Learners can tell the steps of the engineering and design process. Learners will use problem solving to work through a challenge. Learners will collaborate with others as they solve an engineering challenge.
I am STEM certified by the state of Georgia and hold certification from the Buck Institute in PBL/STEM. I developed the STEM program at my local elementary school where I was the STEM Specials teacher for grades K-5. I lead Summer STEM camps at Georgia Tech University for students in grades 3-8.
-5inx6in sheet of aluminum foil. You can bring 2 or 3 prepared sheets. -Small objects such as pennies, buttons or large craft beads. You will need 50 or more. -Container filled half way with water. Suggested container is a plastic shoe box sized container. -Paper towels or towel for mopping up spills.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Parents will need to provide supervision as students prepare the pieces of aluminum foil as aluminum foil boxes often have sharp edges.
Meet the teacher
Hello and welcome to my Outschool Classroom. My name is teacher Angie. I hold a Master and Bachelor Degree from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. I am certified to teach by the state of Georgia. My certifications include elementary...
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Completed by 14 learners
Live video meetings
6-10 learners per class