Spaghetti Superstructure Replica

Your team of engineers is given the task to replicate a world famous superstructure. There are a number of different buildings that could be recreated. For example:


  • Burj Khalifa
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Pyramid of Giza
  • CN Tower
  • Tower of Pisa
  • Space Needle

Your design project must include the following:

  1. Research (How was the original built?)
  2. Design Sketch
  3. Blueprints (Measurements and Plans)
  4. Prototype
  5. Lab Report

SciTechLabReport-Tower-1gthj62 (1)-17meiou – Lab Report Link!

Forces Lab

Use the following link to complete the “Forces Lab”

On a separate sheet of paper, list the five forces that would act on the materials of a bridge. Also, provide a diagram with arrows indicating how the forces are applied. Additionally, provide real life examples for each force. This lab can be completed in partners. It is preferable that at least one partner has access to a device with “FLASH”. Lab is to be completed by the end of class.

Marshmallow Challenge – Reflection Questions

Create a blog post reflecting your group’s process with the marshmallow challenge. Also, post any pictures you might have taken during the process.



Answer all of the following questions on your Edublog. Simply copy/paste questions onto your blog and provide answers below.

  1. Was there a leader on your team? Who was it and who decided who the leader would be?
  2. If you had no leader, do you think having designated someone a leader would have helped?
  3. If you had a leader, how did he/she do?
  4. How helpful was everyone on your team in challenging the process of building the tallest structure? Did anyone appear to be an expert?
  5. Did any team members tune out of the activity — out of frustration with other members or for some other reason? What could you have done to keep all members of the group fully engaged?
  6. Did you feel everyone’s ideas were well received during the activity?
  7. How did you feel as the time limit was approaching? Did pressure increase? If yes, was that helpful or not?
  8. In retrospect, what could you have done better?
  9. Did you celebrate small wins? If yes, how did you do this?