Is possible to stand a piece of paper up on its end?
In a small group of around 5 students brainstorm ideas of how you might make paper stand up.
Students are to make the tallest tower structure that they can out of 1 sheet of newspaper and 30 cm of masking tape
Remember: take a photograph to give to Mr Morrison and to use in your RAP.
- use only 1 sheet of Newspaper and 30 cm of tape
- The tower must be self supporting- stand up on its own and not be taped to a bench for support
- You will Have 30 Minutes to complete your Paper Tower
- Students Should ALL start at the same time
- you may use rulers, scissors and pieces of dowel or pencils to roll around
- you may not leave pencils of dowel inside of your towers structure
- you may not use glue
- The teacher will stand at 60cm distant and blow to test if the tower is stable (this simulates the natural environment that towers and buildings must endure)
- Use a tape measure to measure how tall each project is
- the tallest tower left standing will be the winner
The current Record is 1.55 meters for paper towers at NSG.
- 3 legs is the minimum number needed for structures to stand
- It is possible to make multiple thin long rolled tubes of paper (Use a piece of dowel or pencil to roll paper around)
- It is possible to fold, bend, scrunch and concertina
- The base of the tower should be wider than the top
- Use your tape allocation sparingly
- your tape can be cut down the middle to maximize its use
- put any scrap paper in the recycle bin near the door
- any other rubbish in the bin
- leave the room in a better condition than you found it