Activity

Tape Dispenser Challenge

Help your class get out of a sticky situation! Future engineers explore existing tape dispensers and then design a new system for dispensing tape. To put these systems to the test, they build and evaluate prototypes of their designs.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide time for learners to showcase their creations
  • Have scholars bring in additional materials that they want to use
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource suggests using reclaimed materials, such as cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, pieces of wood, etc.
Pros
  • Includes a set of guiding questions to help pupils create their designs
  • Describes some engineering and science connections for the project
Cons
  • None