The Enrichment Classes at Bayshore Elementary having been enjoying an Innovation Celebration, studying innovative inventions and ideas that have impacted civilization. Students visited the Museum of Natural Science and learned about Imperial Rome.
The students studied many aspects of the Romans as an innovative society, but particularly focused on construction techniques.
The Imperial Romans were the innovators of the catapult. Students in Enrichment classes were asked to construct catapults that could hurl marshmallows as far as possible, and could be as accurate as possible. Students constructed their catapults and competed as individuals or as teams in several rounds of contests. Catapults were scored on the distance the marshmallows were shot, the accuracy of shooting into a basket, and on how inventive their creations were. The greatest distance reached by both first place winners was thirty-five feet.
The winners of the Innovation Celebration Catapult Contest and are shown with their inventions.
C. J. Williams, 4th grade First place individual
Samantha Macey, 3rd grade Second place individual
Hannah Orrego, 1st grade Third place individual
Rebecca Porterfield and Ashlyn Hayes 4th grade First place team
Randi Thomas and Andrew Whitener 5th grade Second place team
Garrison Zaborowski and Reyth Hall 5th grade Third place team
Ty Chambers, 3rd grade Accuracy Champion
The Enrichment Specialist at Bayshore Elementary is Sandra Warren.