16 Sep First Grade S.T.E.M. Fridays!
What do Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math have to do with First Grade? Everything! This year our first grade teachers have added a special theme to their program: S.T.E.M. Fridays, with the first challenge being how to construct the largest tower using only 30 identical paper cups 1.5 inches high each. Students were initially given the supplies and allowed time to experiment with their partners. They then shared strategies across groups, in particular exploring how changing the shape of the base of the tower impacted the overall strength and height of the tower.
The largest tower built by the students was over 18 inches high. How high can you build YOUR tower? Enjoy the attached photos!