Harnessing the Wind!

Last week, while SLS Eighth Grade boys attended a Science afternoon at Mount Saint Joseph High School, the Eighth Grade girls spent that afternoon participating in a STEM Challenge.

The girls were divided up into teams and challenged to investigate alternative power sources and come up with designs to harness the power of the wind.

The students learned about wind energy and the history of windmills, then applied the engineering design process to build, test and improve their windmill designs using provided materials. Each team ultimately
built a successful design and everyone had a lot of fun cheering each other on to try to exceed each other’s performance.