STEM Activity Challenge A Design with Dozens Task ~ Straw Towers

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STEM Challenge: If you have limited supplies can you still build a tower? It’s the third of three Designing with Dozens challenges!

*** Please note: This lesson is available in a combination package.

Students will follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process in this challenge. They will also have to creatively use a limited supply of two things since they only get a dozen of each! The towers will be precarious structures and they will also have to work with balancing and counterbalancing to make the towers stand. How tall can they build? Can you make one stand more than 100 cm tall? How easily do they tumble? What on earth do you do with the bendy part of the straw?

The package specifically contains: Cover, Teacher Overview, Materials and Preparation page, 2 pages of Teacher Step-by-Step Directions, 2 pages of Helpful Hints, 3 pages of photos, 2 versions of task constraints, a 2-page lab sheet with answer key, a 1-page lab sheet with sample answers, a Terms of Use page, and a Credits page.

Supplies needed in addition to this package include: straws, tape, and scissors.

This challenge works perfectly with two other Designing with Dozens challenges:
STEM Challenge Designing with Dozens: Foil Towers
STEM Challenge Designing with Dozens: Card Towers

Or a money-saving bundle with Three Designing with Dozens Challenges can be found here:
STEM Challenges – A Bundle of Designing with Dozens ~Tower Building

Or, even better this challenge can be found in a money-saving 6-Pack!
STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Easy Supplies

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UPDATE: An error on the constraints page has been corrected! Please re-download!
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STEM Activity Challenge A Design with Dozens Task ~ Straw Towers
STEM Activity Challenge A Design with Dozens Task ~ Straw Towers
STEM Activity Challenge A Design with Dozens Task ~ Straw Towers
STEM Activity Challenge A Design with Dozens Task ~ Straw Towers