Lesson Plan

Tall Tower Challenge

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A fun and challenging activity for nearly any age group, partners must work together to build the tallest structure possible using paper clips, straws, and pipe cleaners. In addition to being tall, the structure must also be able to support a golf ball for two minutes. 

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  • Introduces engineering challenges in an engaging way
  • Limited materials force learners to be creative with their designs
  • Communication and effective collaboration is necessary within groups
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