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    The task will be to design the tallest structure. You will be given specific materials to design a prototype of your structure. The design that can maintain its structure at its highest elevation will be deemed the winner.

    Objective: For a team to design and build the highest structure (tower)

    Materials: toothpicks, marshmallows, scissors, meterstick or measuring tape, stopwatch

    Rules:  Each member of the team must participate.

               A blueprint of your structure design on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper is required.

               You will have 15 minutes to build your design.

               Your structure must be free standing on the floor with nothing holding it up.

               Your structure must follow your blueprint.

    Scoring: Height will be measured from the floor to the highest point of the tower.

                 The team may fix, repair, or rebuild the tower if time has not expired. After time is up, no adjustments may be made.

                 The team with the highest tower will be the winner.