Science seems to always be more fun when you can get your hands on the topic. With an engineer for a husband, sometimes hands-on science can get fun. One of the fun lessons we did was this fun Marshmallow tower I volunteered him for in our local homeschooling group.
- Using toothpicks to connect your marshmallows, build a marshmallow tower.
- How high did you get your marshmallow tower to go? Measure it to find out.
- What shapes did you make with your marshmallows to create a sturdy tower?
Follow these easy steps to make your own Marshmallow Towers:
- Carefully use toothpicks to connect two or more marshmallows together.
- Build triangles and squares as building blocks.
- Make your tower as tall as you want.
- Mandatory Fun Step: Eat the extras!
While you are making your marshmallow towers, be sure to ask your children and students questions like:
- How high did you tower get before falling down?
- How tall was your tower?
- What shape was the strongest?
They kids also did a generic science experiment form while they did this project.
The best part is that after the class you get to eat some of the marshmallows! A BIG thank you to my husband for taking the time to do this not only for our family’s benefit but others as well.