Miss Challenge's Engineering Challenges! This activity is just one in a series of engineering challenges that I present to my students as we study STEM. With this activity, students collaborate to design a "flinker," an object that does not sink or float. Learners use experimentation, observation, and reflection to make improvements and build the ultimate flinker. The friendly competition includes team-building, engineering, gravity, buoyancy, and the scientific method . Good luck and have fun!
Be sure to check out the other engineering challenges available, including the extensive Rube Goldberg Project.