Explorations In Engineering 2013
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Today was the "In Straws We Trussed" competition in which the students built towers out of straws, pipe cleaners and tape. The object was to build the tallest tower that could hold the most marbles in the cup. The students spent most of the class building their towers. Near the end, each group brought their tower up to the front to be measured and tested for how many marbles it could hold. At the end, the kids were given candy; the winners received extra pieces of candy. This day focused on structural and civil engineering.