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Spaghetti Challenge: STEM activity

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Last updated 01 April 2014, created 07 February 2012, viewed 5,873

In this race against the clock students work as a team to build the highest tower possible out of dried spaghetti and marshmallows. The objective of this lesson is to explore structures and investigate what methods of building can make the tallest and strongest structure. By testing their prototype More…buildings, students will also have the opportunity to rebuild and alter their designs to improve them, giving an insight into the real-life processes of testing, redevelopment and prototyping that engineers and scientists use.

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excellent resource will definitely use it with the kids. Thank you very much

from mahmoodm, 18 March 2014
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Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended for teachers by the TES Resource Team and will feature in the Secondary newsletter.

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