Paper Tower


As they make the tallest tower possible out of a couple of sheets of newspaper, students discover basic construction concepts such as the forces acting on the tower, the impact of shape on the strength of a material, and the importance of distributing weight to create stability.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Hands-On Activities
Discipline:Civil, Mechanical
Topic(s):Structures
Grade:3-5, 6-8
Time:30 minutes or less

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