Mystery Science: Could You Build a House Out of Paper?

In this Mystery, students examine how large structures like houses are built from smaller pieces.

In the activity, Paper Towers, they design their own structures using an unconventional building material: paper! Students build towers using 3″ x 5″ index cards and paper clips. First, they build tall towers, then they are challenged to build towers strong enough to support a hardcover book.

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2nd Grade

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