Friday, September 21, 2012

Marshmallow Challenge 2012

Students in 1st period work collaboratively to build this 22.75" structure.

This group became our 2012 Marshmallow Challenge Champions
with a structure at 24.5"!

Students in 4th period were in contention for the championship -
if it wasn't for the lean, this 23.5" structure might have been the tallest!

Students were given limited time and materials to complete the Marshmallow Challenge.  They were asked to build the tallest free-standing structure with the following materials: 20 spaghetti sticks, a yard of tape, a yard of string, and one marshmallow.  The marshmallow had to be placed on the top of the structure, in its entirety.  The students could cut any of the tape, string, or spaghetti to make smaller structures within the larger structure.

This year, the winners created a 24.5" structure (see photo above).  The tallest structure included in the Willyerd Hall of Fame was built at 29.5" during the 2010-2011 school year.

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