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STEM idea: One of the most popular challenges is the Spaghetti Tower (sometimes called Marshmallow Tower) challenge. It's actually a completely doable, fun way for your kids to experiment, collaborate, and problem solve.

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STEM Activity Challenge Spaghetti Tower K-2nd grade

STEM Elementary Classroom ProjectIn this activity students will work in groups to build the tallest structure possible from mini-marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti noodles. Not only will the students learn the importance of working together as a team, but they will discover what shapes they need to make their tower strong.Updated July, 2015!This kit includes teacher instructions, student instructions (worksheet), grading rubrics, a demonstration video for the teacher, a materials needed…

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Science for kids - fun with structures

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Just how tall can you build a tower using fragile supplies? Sketch first, plan, assign jobs, and get busy! A STEM Class favorite challenge!

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Using only raw spaghetti noodles, tape, string and one marshmallow, challenge your student (or group of students) to build the tallest tower! This worksheet will help your scientist form a hypothesis, record an observation, and analyze the results. Check out www.readonmyon.com for other fun science and STEM-related e-books!:

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