STEM challenges

As part of our design thinking unit, we have started doing STEM challenges in class. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Our challenge today was the Marshmallow Challenge. The students were given 20 strands of spaghetti, 1 large marshmallow, 1 yard of string, and 1 yard of tape. Their challenge was to build the tallest free standing tower with the marshmallow on top. This was a tough challenge but a lot of fun. Here is a look at a couple photos of the kids in action.