Students Battle to Build Tallest Tower

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Junior-Senior High School physics students competed in an exciting and interactive engineering competition. In small groups, they were given a piece of computer paper, scotch tape and a pair of scissors to build a freestanding tower. Each group had one period to build the tallest possible tower and were able to start over and begin with a new sheet of computer paper at any point during the activity. 

Winning groups were awarded an extra point on a quiz. This activity promotes collaboration and problem-solving skills that engineers will face in the field.