6.23.23 - Engineering Explorations | Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

6.23.23 – Engineering Explorations

It was off to the boat races! After a week of perfecting their designs, our engineers finally had the chance to test out their boats. There were two races – one that tested the boat’s speed and one that tested the load capacity of the boat. First, the boats raced to see which one was the fastest, with there being one winner overall. After that, the boats were set stationary in the water, and weight was added to see which design was the lightest while holding the most weight. Some groups focused on speed, while others focused on load capacity. Were their designs successful in the end? Ask your camper to find out!