In Expressions recently, there has been a well known challenge among the sixth graders: The Aqueduct Challenge! This was a scrumptious challenge that Ms. Meindl asked us to do in honor of our now current history unit, Ancient Rome! In Ancient Rome, the great Roman architects and artists created an artificial river to give and produce water to their city called an aqueduct! So in honor of
What the Aqueduct Challenge was just four different large groups in each of the Expressions periods (4, 5, and 7). Groups were trying to see who could build the best aqueduct that could carry the most water the fastest through a mini aqueduct that we built by ourselves with only five materials: buckets, bricks, tape, water, and our own hands! Every finalist group in their period that won everyone else will be competing against each other from every period! It was a very fun, difficult, and hands on project that we all enjoyed very much and it took lots of cool creativeness!
“It was fun and challenging at the same time”, said Hudson. For period 4, Axel’s team won, only because Christian spilled a little water (but no excuses!). For period 5, we are not sure which group won. On period 7, Ainna's group won. “It was unfair because we beat them fair and square, but then Ms. Meindl picked the winner from last time,” said Sai. Even if you lost, it was still very fun and exciting to build a Roman structure and make water move all by itself!
We’ll see you in the finals!