3rd Grade STEM Challenge

After reading about the Pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower, FCE 3rd graders tackled a STEM challenge to design and build a "Mayflower" to hold as much cargo as possible without sinking. The challenge included working with a partner to draw a design, build the boat, and then test the design using pennies for cargo.  After the first test, the boats were evaluated for strengths and weaknesses.  A second design was then drawn, built, and tested.  The winning design was created by Elliot Breazeale and Robert Bentley and was able to hold 189 pieces of cargo.