Marshmallow towers

What problems do you want to solve?

  • use the classic Engineering Design Process – ask, imagine, design / build (plan/ create / experiment), improve
  • build a tower with marshmallows and toothpicks

Engineering Design Process

  • NASA Now: Designing a New Martian Rover (video 6:20) – Aerospace engineer Jennifer Keyes shows how NASA engineers developed “TumbleCup,” a concept rover capable of traveling large distances on Mars. Engineering Design Process (4:33) – ask, imagine, plan, create, experiment, improve – YouTube
  • Engineering Design Process form – Google docs

What’s the problem?

Marshmallow Towers (video 1:47) – Lucie and Bianca teach kids concepts of architecture and structural engineering through marshmallow towers

  • build the tallest stable structure you can with 50 mini-marshmallows and 100 toothpicks