STEM Challenge: The first graders loved building, but their towers tended to spread sideways along the tables rather than getting very tall. They also quickly discovered that using a card between layers came them platforms to keep building on.
STEM Engineering: Will building a tower with newspaper REALLY benefit my students?
This is a fun activity for kids to practice essential science skills like measurement, creating a hypothesis, and conducting an experiment! Build a tower with rolled up newspaper. Can it hold a basketball?
5 Engineering Challenges with Clothespins, Binder Clips, and Craft Sticks