The Gingerbread Man STEM

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After reading the book The Gingerbread Man, we discussed other ways the Gingerbread Man could have crossed the river safely. We came up with the idea that he could have built a boat to cross river. Students were paired with a partner and were given foil, popsicle sticks, toothpicks, and tape to build their boat. (The had to use popsicle sticks or toothpicks to make a sail) After they built their boat they had to put the Gingerbread Man in it and see if their boat would make it across the river. Many boats sank the first time so students went back to their seats and fixed their boat so it would float.

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