The 5th grade at Parkway took part in a Marshmallow STEM challenge. Each group of students was given a marshmallow, 20 pieces of spaghetti, one yard of string, and one yard of tape. The groups were tasked to create the tallest free-standing structure that can hold the marshmallow on top in a given period of time.
The students worked together in cooperative groups to complete the challenge while working on communication among team members, problem solving, and developing and testing many different ideas. Most importantly the students had fun working through complex problems.
The tallest free-standing structure was 20 inches tall!