STARBASE MINNESOTA – ST. PAUL

STARBASE MINNESOTA – ST. PAUL

Cargo Boat Challenge STARS 1

Cargo Boat Challenge STARS 1

Cargo Boat Challenge STARS 1

Gather Your Materials

Cargo Boat Materials

Your Engineering Challenge: Design a boat that can hold as many pennies as possible without sinking!

Create your Cargo Boat Prototype

1) Cut one 6 inch by 6 inch square out of aluminum foil.

2) ONLY using the aluminum foil, design a boat that you think will hold a lot of cargo (pennies). Do this by folding and molding the foil.

Maximum upload size: 268.44MB
Test Your Prototype

1) Add pennies to your boat, one at a time.

2) Repeat this until your boat starts to sink!

Re-Design

Your new challenge is to design a new cargo boat that can hold EVEN MORE pennies! You get to decide on the size, shape, and folds of the aluminum foil. Continue re-designing until you have a success. Think about WHY your new design works better.

Maximum upload size: 268.44MB
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