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The Tall Tower activity explores the design of tall structures and focuses on the understanding of construction methodologies of high buildings, the significance of geometrical shapes, and their effect on the strength of the building. Students try to make the tallest tower they can build using straws, tape, and paperclips. The tower must be strong enough to support the weight of a tennis ball for two minutes.

Learning Outcomes

  • The activity addresses the basic concepts of building structure and loading.
  • Understanding, significance, and application of geometrical shapes in construction.
  • Discuss how design and geometry affect the strength of construction.

Requirements

  • Mini No. of students: 15
  • Max No. of students: 30
    Suitable for grade: +7
  • Duration: 60 minutes

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