Today, 6th graders were introduced to the Engineering Design Process (EDP). Their goal was to build the largest tower out of 10 sheets of paper and nothing else.
Scholars started by asking clarifying questions in order to meet the criteria. Then they began brainstorming possible ideas within their groups. Groups then attempted to build the tallest possible tower, measuring as they went.
Groups had to change designs.
The result was…several towers reaching upwards of 50 inches.