Are you looking for an engaging way to bring science, engineering and design into your middle school classroom? Sign up for the 2013 Pringles Challenge!
What’s the basic idea?
Small teams of students design a package which will safely transport a single Pringles potato chip through the US postal service to another school. The packages are scored based on mass, volume (smaller is better) and chip “intactness”.
What’s the benefit?
This is an excellent way to bring some engineering design discussion into your classroom, partner up with a school outside of the county, and develop some extension collaborations with your partner school.
How do I join?
Sign ups will be open until February 28th and the earliest date to send your packages will be April 1st. That gives plenty of time for design discussion, students to work in or out of class, and any logistics you may need to plan with the local post office.