BES students build ‘The Mayflower’


As part of the district’s STEM Initiative

Special to The Union Times



Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Kaegan Darling, Samantha Chasteen, Brooklyn Ferguson, and Francisco Ramirez.


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Elizabeth Allen, Abby Lancaster, Labrain Fincher, and Jamel Burnett.


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Ivey Medford, Mariah Fleming, Brianna Stewart, and Lara Gory.


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Hannah Mills, Xavier Barrett, Joshue Damouth, and Wyatt Greer.


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Cassidy Armstrong, Samaria Salters,Trinity Means, Kaitlyn Greene, and Ty’unna Briggs.


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Olijah Worthy, Joseph Barrett, Hershall Patell, and Masahiro Steele.


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students A’Nireiah Jones, Bella Rodgers, Eli Rector, and Tyger Suggs.


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Jaryn Wages, Destiny Lee, La’Coria Cunningham, and Mahogany Jeter-Walton.


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Katie Cook , Kandan Boulware, and Hallie Becknell.


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Abby Phillips, Catie Deputy, Jayden Thomas, and Cade Goings.


BUFFALO — Fifth grade students at Buffalo Elementary School have been tasked with some very assignments this year through their participation in the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative.

STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and one-two times a week the BES 5th graders take part STEM activities. When doing so, the students are given an assignment, a limited amount of materials, and a certain amount of time to work together to create a finished product.

Recently, the students Mrs. Caviness’ and Mrs. Petty’s home rooms created something very special. They were tasked with creating “The Mayflower.” To do this, they were given straws, tape, plastic wrap, water and cargo to carry.

The cargo that their boats were carry were a little different that carried by the original Mayflower in 1620. They were given marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls for their prototypes to carry..

The finished boats had to float and carry the cargo provided. The student worked together to create some very impressive “ships.”

The students at BES love these opportunities the school’s media specialist, Tammy Fisher, works very closely with the school’s teachers to play challenging tasks like these for the students.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Kaegan Darling, Samantha Chasteen, Brooklyn Ferguson, and Francisco Ramirez.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_BES-STEM-2-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Kaegan Darling, Samantha Chasteen, Brooklyn Ferguson, and Francisco Ramirez.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Elizabeth Allen, Abby Lancaster, Labrain Fincher, and Jamel Burnett.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_BES-STEM-3-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Elizabeth Allen, Abby Lancaster, Labrain Fincher, and Jamel Burnett.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Ivey Medford, Mariah Fleming, Brianna Stewart, and Lara Gory.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_BES-STEM-4-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Ivey Medford, Mariah Fleming, Brianna Stewart, and Lara Gory.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Hannah Mills, Xavier Barrett, Joshue Damouth, and Wyatt Greer.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_BES-STEM-5-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Hannah Mills, Xavier Barrett, Joshue Damouth, and Wyatt Greer.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Cassidy Armstrong, Samaria Salters,Trinity Means, Kaitlyn Greene, and Ty’unna Briggs.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_BES-STEM-6-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Cassidy Armstrong, Samaria Salters,Trinity Means, Kaitlyn Greene, and Ty’unna Briggs.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Olijah Worthy, Joseph Barrett, Hershall Patell, and Masahiro Steele.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_BES-STEM-7-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Olijah Worthy, Joseph Barrett, Hershall Patell, and Masahiro Steele.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students A’Nireiah Jones, Bella Rodgers, Eli Rector, and Tyger Suggs.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_BES-STEM-8-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students A’Nireiah Jones, Bella Rodgers, Eli Rector, and Tyger Suggs.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Jaryn Wages, Destiny Lee, La’Coria Cunningham, and Mahogany Jeter-Walton.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_BES-STEM-9-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Jaryn Wages, Destiny Lee, La’Coria Cunningham, and Mahogany Jeter-Walton.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Katie Cook , Kandan Boulware, and Hallie Becknell.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_BES-STEM-10-2.jpgPhoto courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students use straws, tape, and plastic wrap to build “The Mayflower” during an exercise as part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Katie Cook , Kandan Boulware, and Hallie Becknell.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Abby Phillips, Catie Deputy, Jayden Thomas, and Cade Goings.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_BES-STEM-11.jpgPhoto courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School Buffalo Elementary School 5th grade students build “The Mayflower” using straws, tape, and plastic wrap. The exercise, part of the Union County School District’s STEM Initiative, required students to build a prototype of the ship which would be able to float and carry a “cargo’ of marshmallows and Tootsie Rolls. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the BES 5th graders take part in STEM activities up to twice a week. Pictured are BES students Abby Phillips, Catie Deputy, Jayden Thomas, and Cade Goings.
As part of the district’s STEM Initiative

Special to The Union Times

This story courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School.

This story courtesy of Buffalo Elementary School.

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