STEM Week Activity

In honor of Massachusetts STEM week at Marblehead Charter, the 5th graders were paired with their 8th grade mentors for an engineering challenge. ┬áIn groups of 7 – 9, the students were each given a box of materials and asked to design and build a device that can launch a marshmallow as far as possible. Students were encouraged to pick from a number of devices that would accomplish the mission including a trebuchet or a catapult. The specific activity was chosen as it ties into the current 5th grade Humanities unit on the Middle Ages.

Salem Sound Coastwatch

Students enjoyed a workshop about keeping water clean and water conservation. Parent volunteers helped the Salem Sound Coastwatch team teach six different stations with topics such as watersheds and “where does the dirty water go”. This event kicked off the 5th grade Community Service Learning project.