Half Hour Tower

Activity Summary

Teams will construct the tallest tower possible from spaghetti sticks and miniature marshmallows in 30 minutes.

Required Materials

  • 20 mini marshmallows (per team)
  • 18 sticks of regular spaghetti sticks
  • 1 meterstick
  • (Optional) 1 sheet of 8.5" × 11" paper

Standards Covered

NGSS Standard(s): 3-ETS1-1, 3-ETS1-2, 3-ETS1-3, 3-PS2-1, 4-ETS1-1, 4-ETS1-2, 4-ETS1-3, 5-ETS1-1, 5-ETS1-2, 5-ETS1-3, 5-PS2-1

CCSS Standard(s): 4.MD.1, ELA, Math, W.3.1, W.3.10, W.4.1, W.4.10, W.5.1, W.5.10