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Type of Engineering: Structural

Goal: Build the tallest free-standing gumdrop structure possible (K-3) or build a structure out of gumdrops and toothpicks that can bear weight (4th-6th grade).

Learning Outcomes: introduction to structural engineering; shape comparisons; load distribution; and building structures.

Grade levels: K - 6th grade.

Workshop time: 2 hours


Toolbox includes a class set of fifteen (15) individual kits with all project materials.

Toolbox also comes with a Teacher Guide that includes:

  • Lesson plan with instruction tips
  • How to build instructions with photos
  • Extension/Enrichment ideas
  • Note to parents



Gumdrop Structure Challenge STEM Toolbox

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