Lonny the leprechaun needs your help to build a tower that can hold his pot of gold! (A cup of 100 pennies.) In this challenge students must work together in groups to plan and build a tower that is at least 12 inches tall. The students are given a budget of $50 (not real money) that they may "spend" on a variety of materials of different costs. This resource comes with pre-suggested materials and costs, but also comes with pages with blanks so that you may choose materials that you have available for students to use. You may also price the materials however you wish and customize the budget as well! (To see what I mean, check out the preview for a look at all of the pages included!)
The challenge can span 2-4 science class periods depending on how you break it down.
2 Day Plan
Day 1: Explain challenge & expectations; students plan
Day 2: Students build & reflection (paragraph and/or discussion)
4 Day Plan
Day 1: Explain challenge & expectations, answer questions, put students into groups
Day 2: Planning
Day 3: Building
Day 4: Reflection
This Resource Includes:
-1 product cover
-1 "using this resource" teacher guide
-1 challenge packet cover
-3 planning pages
-2 duplicate planning pages with blanks for customization if you so choose
-1 reflection paragraph page
-1 grading rubric
-1 credit page
(11 pages total)
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