Build the tallest free-standing structure made out of spaghetti, tape, and string with a marshmallow at the top! Students must build their STEM Lab spaghetti skyscrapers in 18 minutes!
- 20 pieces of spaghetti
- A long piece of masking tape
Here We Go, Off to Making our STEM Lab Spaghetti Skyscrapers!
First, they’re getting their hands on the materials…
Next, is figuring out what to do with all of them.
Then, piecing it all together and working it out.
It’s hard to see in this picture, but here is their structure. It’s leaning quite a bit so it just looks like an arch.
And here is the final tower!
Again, it’s hard to see… but here is their structure. This one almost looks like a little giraffe.
I’m not sure why, but this group of boys just wanted to cut everything up in small pieces!
It’s not our tallest structure, but HEY! It was a successful free-standing structure so perhaps they had the right idea after all.
AND here is the STEM Lab Spaghetti Skyscraper winner!
Here is a FREEBIE recording sheet if you get to visit the STEM Lab! And be sure to check around for more freebie downloads on other posts. I frequently include freebies to share a taste of how my lesson packs can help with teaching K-3rd grade.
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If you’re looking for more ideas for STEM Lab, you’re in luck! Check out this post on a Mexican Jumping Beans activity!