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Wednesday Engineering Challenge November 18, 2009

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math, math challenge, science.
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Use the following materials ONLY:

5 pennies

2 rulers

3 sheets of printer paper (8.5 x 11 inches each)

2 pieces of masking tape — each 3 inches long

You have 5 minutes to create the tallest free-standing tower that you can.

When time is up, measure your tower and snap a picture of it.  Email the picture to me by noon on Saturday to earn bonus points.  The tallest tower wins extra bonus points.

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