Sweet Towers Come Crashing Down

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Sweet Towers Come Crashing Down

Lucas, Reporter

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There are some seriously great workshops at the festival of science.  Here is some information about one of them.

The workshop was called “On Top of Spaghetti.”  Students worked in teams to build a structure that can support one of those sumo marshmallows.  The goal was to have the tallest structure and the winner got a prize. First, there was an 18 minute long  practice round in which everyone tried their best and just hoped theirs would be the tallest. Then, in the interlude, students talk about different strategies that each table used and built upon each other’s ideas.  In the final round, which lasted 30 minutes instead of 18, Students built another structure that followed different rules. Some rules were hard to follow. For example students couldn’t tape their structure to the table to make it more sturdy.  But there was a good ending. When time ran out, each team got to eat their marshmallow from the structure!

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