Lesson Plan

Finding Solutions

Middle schoolers apply all they have learned in the Problem Solving module by participating in a contest to see which group can build the tallest tower using only sheets of paper and masking tape.

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Instructional Ideas
  • During the debriefing process, point out how groups employed the steps in the problem-solving process
Classroom Considerations
  • The final lesson in the four-part Problem Solving module
  • Requires paper and masking tape for each group
Pros
  • To conclude the module, participants identify a problem of their own that they wish to solve
Cons
  • None