Today we continued learning about buoyancy by building boats out of aluminum foil. The goal was to build a boat that would hold as many golf balls as possible before sinking. Students were given a piece of foil to mold, fold and make into a boat. Every boat looked different and they definitely did not all hold up well to being filled with golf balls. The record setting boat was built by students in Ms. Podawiltz/Mrs. Hagler's class. Their boat held 30 golf balls before sinking.
Ms. Podawiltz/Mrs. Hagler
Kindergarten students are learning all about MATTER in Science. Today, in the STEM Lab, we explored a property of matter....BOUYANCY! Our exploration started by seeing if different items would SINK or FLOAT in water. We talked about what made one ball sink (golf ball) and the other float (ping pong ball). Students then used their knowledge to begin brainstorming ideas about how to build a boat from a piece of aluminum foil. They came up with ideas and shared those ideas with their partner. They will build their boats next time they visit the STEM Lab. The goal is to fit as many bears in the boat as possible without the boat sinking. Kindergarten students are putting STEM into action with this activity!
MS. PODAWILTZ & MRS. HAGLER
Mrs. Guckert is the STEM Lab Teacher at Rocky Mount Elemetary. This is her 4th year teaching at Rocky Mount. The STEM Lab is fully funded by the Rocky Mount Elementary School Foundation. This program would not be possible without the generous donations to the Foundation from the Rocky Mount community.