With teachers Tiffany McAllister and Jen Vogel away for the day, teaching assistant Sara Campbell organized a day of activities for high school students at Upper Carmen Charter High School. For the afternoon program, Sara worked with Francesca from the Salmon Public Library to design a series of STEAM challenges using Strawbees connector kits, which she was able to purchase by submitting an Action Plan. Students were split into teams of 2 or 3, and were first tasked with building a catapult that would be scored on the average distance and precision of its projectiles. For the next activity, each team was given a budget of $100 (in construction paper money) to design a vehicle that would protect a raw egg when dropped from a height. Each contraption was dropped from a higher and higher height – until only one egg survived. Working under material and time constraints, the students demonstrated creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills. Everyone had a great time putting their designs to the test, and seeing the eggs busted at last.