Riverview hosts its first Cardboard Boat Regatta
Earlier this week, Riverview Charter School hosted its first Cardboard Boat Regatta. Inspired by other cardboard boat races at high schools and universities across the nation, Riverview’s 7th and 8th grade Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) students were divided into teams of four, and challenged to use their knowledge of force, pressure and buoyancy to build a boat out of cardboard, tape and glue.
Each boat was required to hold two students and capable of being paddled across the Battery Creek swimming pool.
“This challenge is a great example of Riverview’s teaching philosophy. It combined project-based learning with hands-on learning, and required students to apply their knowledge to a real world project.” said school Director Alison Thomas. “It simply epitomizes how we believe students learn best.”
Looks like fun.