Friday, June 24, 2016

Engineering Quest # 1 - Spaghetti towers

Engineering Quest # 1 - Spaghetti towers

Materials:
Each group or person gets:
  • 20 pieces of spaghetti (dried)
  • 1 marshmallow 
  • 1 yard of string (36 inches)
  • 1 yard of tape (36 inches)
Instructions:
 Build the tallest freestanding tower you can using only these materials

You do NOT have to use all the materials.  


How tall is your tower?  

    • What was the hardest part of this challenge? Easiest? What have you learned?
    • Why is testing so important? What would you do differently if you had the chance to rebuild the tower? 

JG's structure (We did a family challenge - all of us participated!)
SG's structure - she later said it was for fishing!
Can you beat this height?
MG's structure ultimately did not stand on it's own, but it was a great try!