Boat Building

We talked about the story of Thanksgiving and how the Pilgrims sailed across the ocean in a big ship called the Mayflower. Then we had an engineering challenge: working as a team, choose materials to build a boat that will float and not sink!

To be successful, teams had to listen to each other, compromise, and work together.

They tried different materials and put back things that didn’t work well for their design.

It was fun to try putting people (math counters) in the boat!