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Paper Power Tower

Paper Power Tower

Author: Jason Fritz

Goal is to build the tallest free standing structure using limited supplies and time.

Rules of the competition

Tower must be free standing (can not be supported by anything)

Limited supplies allowed

•2 Sheets of paper (regular copy paper) •28 cm of tape (basic clear tape) •Scissors for cutting

Tower must stand for minimum of 10 seconds

Groups cannot share ideas or plans during the competition

Talking between groups is not allowed during the competition

Time limit 30 minutes

Grade is based on final tower height

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Paper Power Tower Lab Sheet

Essential Question: How can I create the tallest paper tower using only two sheets of paper and 28 cm of clear tape?


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