Aeolian Students Build Boats in the LNSD STEAM Enrichment Summer Program 6/23/2016

The LNSD Summer School program focuses on intervention for students who need extra support in reading and math. There is also an enrichment program that focuses on STEAM hands-on learning.  Ms. Sanchez and Ms. Etherton both challenged their students to build a boat out of cardboard, duct tape, and plastic wrap that would float for at least 60 seconds. The students first learned about buoyancy and weight and tested their theory with small boats before building their rafts that could hold their weight. The 4th and 5th graders built small boats while the 6th and 7th graders built boats that could hold the students. On June 23, 2016 the students headed over to the pool at Pioneer High School to test out their projects! Three of the large boats floated the distance of the pool while two boats sank. The smaller boats were all successful in floating for 60 seconds. The students had a fun time while learning and are excited about their next project.

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