Tower Building STEAM Task

posted Jan 23, 2018, 4:35 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 4:36 PM ]
Today students learned about strong and stable structures and built a tower (made of pasta) that supported a marshmallow on top.

First students were shown this video and we discussed how to make a structure strong and stable.

Then students were introduced to the STEAM activity. We also discussed the learning skills that applied to this task (students completed a self evaluation of their learning skills after the task).

Finally students built their towers. Afterwards, they recoded a video (using Flipgrid) on how they made their towers strong and stable as well as what they might do differently if they were to construct another tower.