Can you build a tower out of noodles? This is an awesome STEM challenge for young kids and older ones too! Build the tallest spaghetti tower that can hold the weight of a jumbo marshmallow. Test out those design and engineering skills with a few simple materials. Which tower design will be the tallest and strongest? We love easy and fun STEM activities for kids!
BUILD A SPAGHETTI MARSHMALLOW TOWER
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BUILD A SPAGHETTI TOWER
Build a tower of spaghetti noodles that will hold a jumbo marshmallow. Make the tallest tower possible from the materials supplied. The marshmallow must be able to sit on top without falling off.
TIME CONSTRAINT: 18 minutes
- 20 sticks of dry spaghetti
- 1 yard or 3 feet of string
- 1 yard or 3 feet of tape
- 1 jumbo marshmallow
STEP 1. Share design ideas, discuss structures and strength, and even sketch ideas before you begin.
STEP 2. Build your design.
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SPAGHETTI MARSHMALLOW CHALLENGE FOR KIDS
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