Friday, May 26, 2017

Science Activity Pack: Marshmallow Building

Science Activity Packs are back at my library this year! For the full list of the activity packs we're offering, click here!

Marshmallow Building
Source: This one's a repeat from 2014!

In this pack, we included:
  • 30 mini-marshmallows
  • 40 toothpicks
  • 1 instruction sheet
This one is more of a free-form activity, so our "instruction sheet" really just has building challenges for things you can make with the marshmallows and toothpicks. It challenges them to try building different shapes and: 

Build the tallest structure you can build. Did it fall over? How can you change it to make it more sturdy? Try again!

Test your structure against the elements! How does it stand up against wind (fan) or earthquakes (shake table)?