Towers are impressive structures. What does it take to design a building so tall? Engineers use strong materials and innovative design to push the limits of gravity. In this project you will work in-teams to research, design, build and decorate a popsicle tower that is structurally sound. Students will design a tower as well as prepare a proposal that describes the function and purpose of their building. For example, is it a restaurant, a business complex, or a mall? Why is this structure needed? The building structure should also be aesthetically appealing. Also, each team must prepare and present a poster board that reflects their proposal and prototype design. The teams will build their towers during the school day at times to be announced.
- Tower must be flat on top and at the base
- Tower must be a straight (column) structure
- Tower height must be between 40 cm to 60 cm.
- Maximum base size must be between 10cm by 10cm to 15cm by 15cm.
- Tower must support a minimum of 7 kg without yielding or failing.
- 100 popsicles sticks
- 1 bottle of glue
The project incorporates Science, Language Arts, and Visual Arts. Grading rubrics will be sent home on a later date.
Your poster board will need a bibliography Please include a title for your bibliography and list all your resources.
Friday May 24th, 2013
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