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.