Thursday, June 18, 2015

Support Systems Towers

Today's STEAM activity was building support systems towers out of mini marshmallows and spaghetti!  I had a blast watching participants work together and figure out the different shapes and stability levels possible.

After the contest ended (tied #1 towers measured 16") we snacked on some mini marshmallows and continued to build... some nearly reached two feet by the end of the program!  A special thank you to the kids and parents who stuck around and helped me pick up afterwords.  It's always such a sweet surprise.

Check out pictures of today's engineers on our facebook page!

Next week's STEAM activity is a Shadow Storytime.  The full summer schedule can be found at our website.

-Madeline Jarvis
Youth Services Librarian