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STEAM Station at the Jr. Olympics!

Because our Jr. Olympic day is under new leadership this year (Thanks Mr. Thacker), Mrs. Wiesler and I suggested that we have a “STEAM event” at the Jr. Olympics! After students were divided into 4 groups, each group was given a bag of materials and asked to build a launch pad or platform to hold up a “bottle rocket.”  Bags were filled with K’Nex, LEGOs, toothpicks and marshmallows, and popsicle sticks and masking tape.  The “bottle rocket” was a 2 liter bottle filled with one cup of vinegar.  The teams were tasked with building their platforms quickly as the only…