HOW STRONG IS YOUR HOUSE?
Your challenge is to design and build a structure which is strong enough to support a book, using only the materials provided This challenge will give you a chance to try out different base shapes for a structure, as well as use some rather unique building materials. Think about which shapes are strong, and how these shapes can be combined to make a strong structure.
- Look around at the shapes of bridges, furniture, houses and other buildings. Try making these shapes with marshmallows to determine how strong they are.
What To Do
- Build as big a free-standing structure as you canwith 20 toothpicks and 10 marshmallows
- Try to have your structure support one book. Then try two books.
- Try to build another structure with 30 toothpicks and 10 marshmallows (re-use the materials from your first structure).