Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Straw Tower Engineers

Challenge: Create a tower out of straws and masking tape that will support the weight of a tennis ball for 5 seconds.  The tallest tower to support the tennis ball wins!  I cannot wait to see what you come up with for your designs!

Before you begin, make sure you read the information on the link below about structural engineering. When you are done reading, write a definition of what a structural engineer is on your paper, and then start designing your tower.

What is a Structural Engineer?

Use THIS worksheet to help you.  The worksheet will be turned in after we test your tower to see if it can hold the weight of a tennis ball.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!!

PS- If you finish your tower before the end of class.  Watch the video below:

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