Students continued to work on their boats and tested them to see if they float!
Our first project is a STEM project where students will design oyster boats! We did a little research on deadrises and other boats used for collecting oysters from our local waterways. Students worked in small groups, and each group was given a different st of materials to build with. Boats are powered by Sphero robots, and the class was given certain constraints, or criteria that had to be included on their boats. As students worked on each phase of their design, they tested it's buoyancy and the Sphero's ability to power the boats. As needed, students corrected or added to their designs to get a working model! Here are some photos of day 1 of boat designing.