Each month, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School students face an engineering challenge. The goals of the challenge, according to school officials, is to give students an opportunity to experience the work process of engineering a design challenge, and collaborate with one another to get the job done well.
The October Challenge was to create a saltwater battery that produces the highest voltage. Students were given 45 minutes to assemble batteries, and the voltages were measured to determine the winners.
First place: Gordon Moore, Maddy Moore, Ellie Reagan (14.2 volts); Second place:
Toron DeLuz, Patrick McCarthy, Shane Metters (9.2 V); third place: Jared Livingston, Anders Nelson (8.7 V).