We took advantage of the beautiful weather to work outside and enjoy some water play, even if contained in a plastic kiddie pool.

The Neutrons and Electrons were shown a couple of examples of paddle boats and given access to cardboard, duct tape, popsicle sticks, hot glue, styrofoam, and packing bubbles. They went to work designing, building, testing, and improving their own creations. I’m a fan of sitting back and letting creativity take over, but this website has simple tutorials for anyone who would like to try this at home: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/ApMech_p057/mechanical-engineering/rubber-band-paddle-boat?from=Blog

Weekly Summary: Making paddle boats – Electrons and Neutrons – STEM