Steam education

Marshmallow and Spaghetti Challenge. I assigned this task in the first week of school - it was a great way for students to get to know each other and begin the discussion on appropriate group work behavior. The task was to create the tallest, freestanding structure possible. Groups could use an unlimited amount of mini marshmallows and spaghetti strands… which may seem like a lot of marshmallows and spaghetti, but students will learn very quickly that more is not always better.