Engineering Project: Straw Structure to Hold A Cup of Water

Unit 1: Scientists at Work
Lesson 13 of 16

Objective: SWBAT work through the steps of the Engineering Design Process to build the tallest structure from straws that can hold a cup of water for a minimum of 30 seconds.

Big Idea: Students act just as real scientists to research, plan, build, test, and rebuild the tallest structure, made of nothing but straws and tape, that can hold a cup of water for 30 seconds.

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Science, Scientific Method (Science Skills), engineering, Cooperative Groups
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