Get your students excited about STEM!
This real-world exploration activity asks the question: using only 50 straws and one yard of masking tape, can you construct the tallest straw tower, which free stands for 10 seconds?
Students participate in hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration as they try to determine which skyscraper design yields the tallest, free standing structure.
This packet contains all the information you need to make this a great engineering activity in your classroom:
Challenge Question Poster
Student Recording Sheets
Follow Up Activity
Engage your students in the engineering process!
This lesson is NGSS aligned:
LS1-1: Interdependence of Science, Engineering and Technology
MS-LS1-3 Science is a Human Endeavor
MS-LS1-8 Obtaining, Gathering, Communicating Information
MS-LS1-5 Engaging in Argument from Evidence
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