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Spaghetti Structures

Engineers put pure scientific knowledge into practice – but their jobs often involve practical testing, problem-solving and teamwork too. This activity calls all of these skills into action, to help build a tall, strong tower using spaghetti and marshmallows.

Learning outcomes

  • Investigate the strength of different structures, shapes and materials
  • Use observation, curiosity, creative problem-solving and teamwork skills
  • Recognise how different structures and engineering processes are important throughout our everyday lives

Downloadable resources

Spaghetti Structures (PDF Document)