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Wednesday Engineering Challenge 12/09/2009 December 9, 2009

Posted by Nancy Foote in Engineering challenge.

This week’s challenge is a little harder and it requires a few more materials but it is lots of fun!

Put the following items on the table:

3 drinking straws

6 toothpicks

3 large bandaids

3 round plastic lids (size doesn’t really matter — I used the tops to bottled water)

18 lifesavers (or cherrios or fruit loops)

small apple

Your task is to raise the apple off the ground as high as possible for as long as possible. You may use scissors during “construction” but may not use them to elevate the apple. Remember, the focus is the thinking part so if you don’t have the exact materials, don’t worry about it, just go with what you have. It is supposed to be fun and require no planning!

For bonus points, Centennial students please email a picture of your creation to me at nancyfootehigley@gmail.com by 8 PM on Sunday 12/13/2009.



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