Engineer Straw Structures (PK - 8)
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1/4” Tile Spacers
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Jumbo Plastic Straws
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1 per set of 50 tiles
8oz Containers with Plastic Lids
1 per set 50 straws
32oz Containers
50
1/4” Tile Spacers
Buy
50
Jumbo Plastic Straws
Buy
1 per set of 50 tiles
8oz Containers with Plastic Lids
1 per set 50 straws
32oz Containers
Straw Structures Coach Guide
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Tile spacers are used to connect straws - line segments become longer lines!
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Experiment with different lengths - and what about right angles?
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Four line segments become a square....
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Pentagons, hexagons, heptagons & octagons are possible. More sides = more stable base to build on!
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Create three dimensional forms by extruding! Add layers by connecting verticals & horizontals.
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Classrooms become cities, activating spatial thinking, collaboration & problem solving.
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