Save Fred is a great team building activity for the beginning of the year (or anytime)! The students must work together to save Fred (a gummy worm) from his capsized boat (a cup) using only paperclips.
The lab sheet is a page for students to draw and describe how they saved Fred. Students also identify a problem they encountered and explain how the group solved it.
Please also see the POWERPOINT in my store which explains the story of Fred and how to set up the experiment. I usually use this as my first Science activity. Students really enjoy this activity and the lab sheet is wonderful for a bulletin board!