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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.

from Teachers Pay Teachers

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…

from Science Sparks

Science for kids - fun with structures


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


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 for other fun science and STEM-related e-books!: