STREAM Problem of the Month
October Pumpkin Stand
Whole School via Intercom: 10/12 2:00
Whole School in the Gym: 10/23
Challenge: Create a base for a pumpkin to sit on.
The stand must be 6 inches in the air.
(Can be modified higher or lower by grade level)
4 feet of tape
1 foot of String
On Friday, October 12, the children will be trying out their engineering skills for the first time this school year. They will be creating a base for a pumpkin to sit on. First, students will have time (with a time limit) to discuss, sketch, and plan how their group will create the base for their pumpkin to sit on. Then, after the plan has been created, they will have to create and test their base (to check to see if their base holds their pumpkin up). This step also has a time limit. Each group will have time to redesign their base as needed to hold the pumpkin and test their redesigns before everyone meets in the gym on October 23 to show everyone their designs.
Check back to see the results of our STREAM Problem of the Month.