3C worked collaboratively with their peers in order to build a catapult out of pencils, rubber bands, and a spoon. Once the contraption was built, they flung M&M’s in hopes to reach a target. After several attempts, they documented the distances the M&M’s traveled and then made changes to their designs in hopes to launch the candies further. They recorded their data and drew their design plans in their science journals. By the end of the challenge, they all lined up and launched candies at the same time in hopes that our whole class could meet a target that we set up together.
They are their best selves when they get opportunities to build, create, test, and collaborate. They look forward to their next STEM challenge and so do I! Way to go, 3C!