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## What is the marshmallow tower challenge?

The CHALLENGE: Build the tallest free-standing structure in just 18 minutes using no more than 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow must be on top and cannot be deformed to hold it in place.

## How do you make a small spaghetti tower with marshmallows?

Steps

- Push 2 strands of dry spaghetti into 1 marshmallow.
- Make a right angle with 2 more strands of spaghetti.
- Add a marshmallow to each end of the spaghetti strands.
- Push 2 strands of spaghetti into each new marshmallow.
- Use 1 more marshmallow to connect the final ends of the spaghetti strands.

**What makes a good marshmallow tower?**

Make a Nice, Wide Base It sits on the ground on a wide, firm base and tapers beautifully to its full height of more than 1,000 feet. The wide base provides solid support and the tapering prevents the tower from being top-heavy, which could cause it to easily tip over.

### What is the strongest shape for a spaghetti tower?

triangular

A firm base is important to support the tower, the base cannot be too narrow. are very important. The strongest shapes are triangular in shape, square shapes tend to collapse more easily.

### How many marshmallows are in a 16 oz bag?

64

16 ounces = 64 regular marshmallows = 9 2/3 cups (about 676) minis.

**How to build the tallest marshmallow tower in the world?**

We broke into teams and we were given 18 minutes to build the tallest tower we could with the following: sticks of spaghetti, yarn, and tape. This doesn’t sound too difficult, but the real challenge was getting a marshmallow to stick to the top of your tower without it falling over.

#### What to do with a marshmallow tower challenge?

Marshmallow Tower Challenges Marshmallow and toothpick towers are a great STEM activity for kids and only need these two items to get started. You can adapt the activity to suit your child’s age. For example younger children can focus on making 2D shapes.

#### How long does it take to build a spaghetti and marshmallow tower?

The spaghetti and marshmallow tower challenge. First, let’s outline the challenge. Each team has: 20 sticks of spaghetti; One yard of tape; One yard of string; A marshmallow; The challenge is simple, just build the tallest free-standing structure possible (oh, the marshmallow must be on top!). You have 18 minutes.

**What kind of structures can you make with marshmallows?**

You can use 2D square bases to build up different 3D structures. This time your child could try to make a square based pyramid by adding on 3 toothpicks pointing upwards and one more marshmallow at the top. For this 3D shape you can start with your 2D triangle shape. Build it up from all 3 points to make a triangular prism.