Congratulations STEM Wars Winners:
6th Grade SOAR Team
Teacher: Nicole Macaluso
Students: Evan Kidd, Amelia McGravey, Tim Ninan, Arya Patel and Ethan Zheng
There was an anomaly that we were attempting to solve for. The Millennium Falcon crash landed on a mysterious, uninhabited land. The ship craft is stuck in a swamp surrounded by basic elements like trees and vines, as well as cobalt boulders. The robot on board powered down immediately after stating a couple key words, such as evaporation, electromagnet, cobalt, hydro pump, and pulley. The students has to design a system and way to get the Falcon out of the swamp, based on the known and unknown variables. Our mission document and video are both downloadable on the blog link above. "Our innovative, efficient idea to help Han Solo and Wookie using STEM is to build a pulley system. We want to use the natural resources; a tree as the base, cobalt to support the tree and act as the pulley base, and braided vines for the pulley itself. We need an electromagnet to use at the bottom of the pulley, hopefully strong enough to lift the Millennium Falcon out of the swamp. We also are using parts of the ship to construct a reflective lens to a tree, creating a focal point for sunlight to enter and point to the swamp for timely evaporation."