November 7

Engineering with Styrofoam

My PreK scientists learned that although Styrofoam is used to protect items in packages and to maintain the temperature of liquids, such as hot chocolate, Styrofoam is not good for the environment because it doesn’t decompose. My youngest engineers discovered a fun way to reuse Styrofoam packing chips, so they don’t go in a landfill. These young engineers were asked to build a structure as tall as a ruler that could stand on its own.