The Cup Tower Building STEM Challenge was the one that forced the kids to think deeper on why did that not work? How can we improve this? Some of them used their background experiences to help them make changes. It was definitely the noisiest challenge so far, but it also challenged them more than any other on using teamwork and communication!
They had only 20 minutes to get the tower up and keep it up before I measured the height of each one. It was the “keeping it up” that was the most challenging. Their little hands just couldn’t resist adding one more cup, which in turn would make it all fall and they would have to start all over again! With less time! Lots of problem solving going on here.
|Of course, we have to have a little crazy fun! After the first round, we wadded up paper and on the count of 3 knocked down our own towers!|