Engineering Challenge: Week 4 Marshmallow Construction

Challenge your kids to think creatively with this quick activity.

This week we had to do our Think Challenge on Monday since I knew I’d be out of commission. The kids were thrilled; they really love these activities! Their challenge was to build as tall a tower as they could with marshmallows and straws. I let ED use wooden skewers because the straws were challenging to work with.

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Here are the kids’ final towers. I was impressed with LD because he was having trouble having the straws stand upright until he placed a counter-weight (the small marshmallow) at the bottom of the straw pole.

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Here’s their final projects. LD’s tower kept leaning over until he placed a counter-weight (small marshmallow) on the bottom straw. I thought that was pretty clever.

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