The 5th-grade students of McCullough Elementary School enjoyed a STEM Challenge prior to their Spring Break.
Working in teams, the students were directed to build a tower to support the weight of an egg using only spaghetti noodles, clay, scissors, and 1 piece of paper. Each team designed, built, and tested the strength of its tower. A team from Mr. McClintock's classroom built the tallest tower at a height of 29 inches. Two teams tied for the strongest towers, both of which held the weight of over 2 chrome books. The strongest towers came from Ms. Bastian's classroom and Mrs. Miklos’s classroom.
Arya Pingali, Ezza Lapcevic, Fletcher Nigut, and Avery Echard
Andrew Pierce, Amy Maust, and Cole Ryan tied for the strongest egg tower
Nick Caswell, Zach Toughlian, Isabella DiNardo, and Addison Mann tied for the strongest egg tower
One of the finished towers
Students work together to build a strong tower
Evan Martin, Jordan Earhart, Baylor Tyburski, and Reid Lucov collaborate on their tower