We hit the ground running in 5th grade, and students were excited to dive into their second teamwork challenge. Using limited materials, they were to design a tower that:
1. Was at least 50 cm high
2. Held a tennis ball
3. Stayed standing in front of a fan
Walking through the engineering design process, students pushed themselves and their teammates to try and better reach the goals of the challenge. There may have been failure after failure, but students quickly learned that each failure brought them closer and closer to a successful tower.
Way to go 5th graders!