This is a fun activity for kids to practice essential science skills like measurement, creating a hypothesis, and conducting an experiment! Build a tower with rolled up newspaper. Can it hold a basketball?
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STEM Challenge: The first graders loved building, but their towers tended to spread sideways along the tables rather than getting very tall. They also quickly discovered that using a card between layers came them platforms to keep building on.
STEM Challenge: Can you build a flotation device for an action figure? from More Than a Worksheet. Guide your students through the entire STEM engineering process with a simple trifold. Teach about buoyancy and density while learning the design process.