3rd Grade: Save Fred the Worm

Third Graders were recently faced with the challenge to save Fred the Worm.  Fred (a gummy worm) cannot swim and was stuck on the hull of his boat (a cup).  He needed to put on his life vest (a Life-Saver) which was stuck under the boat.  Students had to devise a way to use only four paperclips to reach the life vest and place it safely on Fred.  Each group found a different way to complete this task, and they focused on recording each step of their challenge by following the scientific method.