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Paper Chain STEM Challenge

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Students Holding Up Paper Chain thumbnail187253
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The fifth graders at John F. Kennedy Elementary School recently participated in a STEM challenge. The students were tasked with making the longest paper chain with tape and only one piece of paper. They worked in pairs to plan and execute their vision. Students experienced some trial and error and shared what was successful and what was not. The longest paper chain was 6 yards long, with second place only 10 inches shorter.