Today the grade 1 class combined to learn all about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and to complete a challenge. We talked a lot about failures and how that was the starting point to success. We learned about famous inventors who tried and failed many times before creating the things that we know. We also learned about the different things that Scientists, Technicians, Engineers and Mathematicians all design and build.
Today, students were given a gummy worm named Fred, a peach ring life jacket, a cup for the boat, and 4 paperclips. They were to get the life jacket out from under the capsized boat and onto Fred without using their hands. The only tools they had were the paper clips.
Could you do it?