Marshmallow Challenge

Marshmallow Challenge

In 18 minutes, you need to build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, 3 feet of tape, 3 feet of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow must be on top.

Rule

  1. Teams cannot hold to the structure when the time runs out
  2. Teams are free to break the spaghetti, cut up the tape or string into different forms
  3. The tower cannot lean on anything
  4. The marshmallow must be on top

Suggested Learning Outcome

  • The importance of teamwork
  • The role of leader and each team member
  • The importance of prototyping
  • The importance of identifying assumptions in our project