Wednesday, April 19, 2017


      Pringles Challenge!


     Part of the STEAM experience this year was creating a container for a single Pringle chip!  The challenge was to design a container so that the chip would travel and arrive at its destination without a single crack, chip, break.....or points would be deducted!  Our partner school, in Poquoson, Virginia, Poquoson Elementary, is doing the same thing.  Their packages will be arriving, and we will determine the number of points their chips get based on their arrival condition.  Fingers crossed for whole chips! 
Update!
Here are the results from the Pringles Challenge!  Remember, the receiving school rated different aspects of the design and condition of the chip.  This is how they arrived at the score:

                 Overall Score =          Chip Intactness Score      x  1000
                                                  (Mass in kg x Volume in cc)
Here are the scores from our class:
Sending SchoolRecieving schoolDescription/LabelMass (kg)Volume (cu. cm)Chip scoreCommentsOfficial score x 1000 (to make easier to read and compare)
Breck SchoolPoquoson ElementaryGroup 3JS1 0.0951232100Good directions. The bubble wrap is a good idea.854
Breck SchoolPoquoson ElementaryGroup 3JS2 0.37452100Good idea. Smaller box in a bigger box with tissue paper. Easy to follow instructions.45
Breck Elementary Poquoson ElementaryGroup 3JS30.357776100Good mold inside. It doesn't move.37
Breck SchoolPoquoson ElementaryGroup 3JS4 0.397776100Good idea (tissue box in a larger box). It couldn't move around.33
Breck SchoolPoquoson ElementaryGroup 1-3M 0.121306100Our favorite design! 638
Breck SchoolPoquoson ElementaryGroup 2-3M M & M Box0.816380100We liked the tissue for padding. 8
Breck SchoolPoquoson ElementaryGroup 3 -3M 0.093031100We loved your homemade box with cotton balls.367
Breck SchoolPoquoson ElementaryGroup 4-3M 0.075130650The tissue was good. Get a bigger box.510
Breck SchoolPoquoson ElementaryGroup 3H #1 0.1251306100Great idea! (Altoids container)613
Breck SchoolPoquoson ElementaryGroup 3H#2 0.1130610The box was damaged in one corner. It was a good design.77
Breck SchoolPoquoson ElementaryGroup 3H #30.075303150Mint container was a good idea. Maybe send it in a box next time.220
Breck SchoolPoquoson ElementaryGroup 3H #4 Oikos yogurt container0.025155100Great design! We broke off a piece of the chip when we pulled on the tape. It was intact when we lifted the cardboard.25,806


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