Materials List: Three-Tower Types Challenge:
Tower Investigation and the Egg

  • photographs and drawings of example towers, and/or Internet URLs for tower information (see suggestions under the References section)
  • cardboard tubes and sheet material (purchase cardboard sheets from local paper suppliers or ask for donations from local printers or find from recycling bins; provide an allotted amount to each team for each tower problem)
  • other classroom building materials and tools, such as scissors, tape, hot glue, paper, straws, string, etc.
  • Note: If available, build sturdier towers using small wooden dowels and plastic tubing, which enables students to gain experience with hand and power tools.
  • Activity Worksheet