This activity (which includes an editable version!) goes along with the book Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty. After reading the book with the class, this activity guides students through a fantastic activity where they act as architects! In small groups, they are given the challenge of using only 15 pipe cleaners to build the tallest, freestanding tower...the catch is, however, that throughout the activity, the teacher stops them several times to add in an extra challenge! One challenge includes having the students each only use one of their hands due to budget cuts in the project. The Teacher Copy has a step-by-step guide for how to do this!
This is a wonderful activity for you to use before starting Genius Hour!