Teaching grit is incredibly important to show students the power of perseverance. In this two day lesson, students will work collaboratively to build "the tallest thing" using random materials of your choosing. Day one, they'll build their "thing". Day two, they'll build again, this time hopefully bigger and better. Finally, they will come up with a class definition of what grit means. This can set the tone for classroom expectations, standards based grading, STEM perseverance, and a variety of other helpful beginning of the year things!