In this fun and engaging STEM challenge, students have the chance to learn how to be a friend, and what makes a strong friendship. Students are challenged to write as many "fun fact," index cards as they can about themselves. Then, these index cards are used as the materials to build the strongest and tallest tower possible. Students will measure and graph the height of their towers after completion.
This challenge includes detailed teacher directions, ready to print/copy student design process packet, materials list and suggested mentor texts, and two classroom community building activities to use following the challenge - "Getting to Know Our Friends," and a, "Friendship Pledge," writing piece.
I hope your students enjoy this challenging and fun getting to know you activity! :)