Spaghetti and Marshmallow Towers

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Earlier in the week we investigated towers. Our challenge was to build a tower as high as we could out of marshmallow and spaghetti which could hold weight. We worked in groups: Fantastic Four, Dream Team, Marshmallow Squad, OTCB, Marshmallow Kids and Spaghetti Builders. The Dream Team built the highest tower (74 cm) Fantastic Four built the strongest. Their tower held an impressive 17 Freddos, 2 bags of Mini eggs and 3 Fudges! We discovered that the highest tower was not the strongest. The strongest was actually the smallest tower. Today the children presented their findings to the class – well done everyone. Excellent speaking and listening skills were used to demonstrate their science and maths knowledge.

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  1. Sandford Hill Post author

    That’s very impressive work indeed children. I can also say how impressed I was with the marshmallows too- they tasted fantastic! I really liked how you have looked carefully at your results before coming to your conclusions as to which types of towers were the strongest. Who knows, in a year or two’s time, some of you might go on to be structural engineers and then be charged with designing and building some of the tallest sky-scrapers in the world!


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