Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Gutter Boat OoLaLa

         Gutter Boats

Science at its best leads us to our 5th grade end of year challenge. Can our fifth graders engineer their very own gutter boat applying their knowledge of nature? Students built wing shaped sails to catch wind, applied aerodynamics by making their hulls pointy to cut through the water, and researched boat bottoms to discover how rudders keep their boats going straight.  As always our event was a success with times under 10 seconds.  All students worked hard and in the end were proud of their own accomplishments...and the teachers were quite impressed as well!

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