STEM Thursday, Schanen Elementary September 18th, 2014
Presenters: Ms. Bertadillo, Ms. Keeler, Ms. Luthi, Ms. McKenna, Ms. Moore, Ms. Ranger, Ms. Scherer, Ms. Torres, Ms. Valdez
Why do some experiments fail?
What do scientists do when their experiments don’t work?
THE CHALLENGE: create a structure that is as tall as possible and will support a baseball.
THE MATERIALS: 12 toothpicks, 5 mailing labels, 6 straws, 3 pieces of paper, 3 paper clips, 1 glove, 1 plastic bag, two pencils
Did the tower stand? If not, why not?
What worked well?
How can the structure be improved so that it is taller and stronger?
- Were you able to improve your score from the first trial?
- How well did your team work together?
What did your group do that worked well?
What did you see another group do differently that either worked or didn’t work so well?
What would you do differently if you had a chance to do a third trial?
What three materials do you wish you had and how would you have used them?