Netley’s 2018 STEM Challenge

Children across the school have been working in groups to design and create a raft that could be used as a floating garden to help farmers in Bangladesh save their crops from the floods.

We began making sure we knew exactly what the problem was we were trying to solve, and who it was for. We also needed to be clear about why it was important. Then we imagined what our rafts might look like and had a go at creating our designs.

However after testing them, we realised that our designs could be improved. We then worked with our groups to improve our rafts and add the finishing touches before finally testing them to see how much weight they could hold!