**Build a Tower**

Set Up

Gather the materials listed below and place them on a table outside. Provide your group with plenty of space in which to work.

Construction Materials

1 moistened sponge
1 bottle of water
6 paper cups
25 toothpicks
a container full of biodegradable packing peanuts


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Team Instructions

When biodegradable packing peanuts are pressed together with a bit of moisture, they will stick together. Your task is to create a tower as tall as possible using only the materials provided. You have six minutes to work; you will be notified when you have only one minute remaining. You will receive up to ten points each for creativity, cooperation and communication. You will receive ten bonus points if the tower exceeds 3' in height.

Proud of your creation? Submit a photo, and I'll add it to the collection.

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