Project Type: 
Estimated Length: 
3hr 10min

Rules & Specifications

  • Water balloons can not be filled with water
  • Can be any shape / size you would like
  • Load until entire tape core is submerged
  • Must have at least 2 materials touching the surface (ex: can not only be pool noodle)

Key Dates

  • April 1 - April 3: Kits arrive at your front door
  • April 7 - April 22: Hosting of daily ZOOM calls
  • April 7 - April 22: (Apr. 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 @ 2pm & 5pm MST), (Apr. 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19 @ 3:30pm MST)
  • May 3: Submit your project and any relevant data to the 'Upload Video' tab
  • May 5: STIIX team will wrap up testing and evaluation
  • May 5: Receive email with feedback / recap report


1. Intro Video

The intro video explains some background of the project and how it relates to the real world.

2 min

2. Academic Video

We use fun demonstrations to teach about different topics at play in boats such as density, buoyancy, & more!

3 min

3. "How To" Video

Tune into the how to video to find tips, examples, and even obstacles to avoid when designing and building your project.

7 min

4. Testing & Evaluating

In this video, we walk you through just how to test your project once you are all done designing & building!

3 min

5. Bonus Video

Hear the stories of professionals in the field and how they use what we learned this month in their jobs everyday!

2 min