Team building is an important aspect of our school and classrooms. The Tower Challenge shows both teachers and students the importance of building a strong, healthy team.
The Tower Challenge involves several teams (of 3-4 students) competing to assemble the tallest freestanding structure in a given time period with set materials. Materials include 20 sticks of uncooked spaghetti, 1 slice of white bread, and 1 small Play-Doh modeling set.
After completing the Tower Challenge, students discussed the importance of a well-functioning team as well as how they can apply the lessons they learned towards building a health collaborative community.