Wacona Elementary WINGS students have been learning the Engineering Design Process through various STEM activities. Fourth grade WINGS students were given the task of building the tallest, freestanding structure possible while using only twenty spaghetti noodles and one yard of tape. The structure had to be able to hold a large marshmallow.
During this STEM activity, students were challenged with brainstorming ideas, executing, and testing them to solve the problem. Students were also given the opportunity to improve and reflect to become more efficient engineers. One student stated, “I would like to be an engineer to make people have better things in the world.”
Any local businesses who are interested in partnering with Ware County Schools to support STEM are encouraged to contact Paige Coker, Director of Special Projects, at 283-8656.
(Pictured top row, L to R are Sianna and Mikaela; bottom row, L to R are Roy and Grant).