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Build a spaghetti structure:

This is no easy engineering feat! Design and construct a structure out of spaghetti and marshmallows. Although spaghetti doesn't seem like a strong building material, you can build suprisingly elegant and sturdy structures using it. Challenge a friend to build along with you.

One (7k)

Design Challenge:
Build a tall tower.

You'll need:
  • meter stick
  • spaghetti
  • mini marshmallows

Tower (22k)

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Design Challenge:
Build a strong structure.

You'll need:
  • spaghetti
  • mini marshmallows
  • cardboard square
  • plastic container
  • pennies
Strong structure (22k) Testing strong one (22k)

Shapes cluster logo (7k)This activity is included in the Shapes cluster developed with K-2 teachers at the Ross School in San Francisco.

That makes me think . . . (11k)
What happens to the base of the structure as you build higher and higher? Can you think of buildings that have skeletal structures on the outside? Are there shapes that make the structures stronger?

Yellow dot (9k) Paper tower

Yellow dot (9k) Shapes have strength

Yellow dot (9k) Straw structures

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