Sphero Watercraft Challenge

We started off this year with a challenge involving our Sphero robotics. Students had to stay within a material budget of $15 and create a watercraft that could deliver 10-20 pennies across our pool and back. Students that were able to complete the challenge had to consider the scientific properties of the materials they were using and consider how to best position the Sphero to maximize their ability to move through the water. Here are some photos of our trials and our final challenge. It proved to be more difficult than the students thought it would be! It would be interesting to try this again at the end of the year and see how they fare…

 

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