Tower Challenge

February 7, 2017

The Challenge:  

Build an observation tower, using the given supplies, that will support weight on top. A platform is provided to be used as the top of the tower to place the weight on. Each tower is judged on HEIGHT, STRENGTH, and AESTHETICS.

 

 

 

The Background:

This challenge is a quick 30 minute project from our Makerfication line of projects. Makerfication is an idea that Rick Funes and I came up with where aspects from Gamification and the Maker Movement come together in a symbiotic relationship to enhance engagement in the classroom and increase excitement in Project Based Learning(PBL). It is hands-on learning, high intensity collaboration, and on-the-move excitement! Unlike typical projects where the outcome and product produced is the focal point and goal of the project, Makerfication's focus is on the journey and experience gained along the way. As such, Makerfication promotes 21st Century Skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and design thinking.​ 

 

Downloadable Resource Pack:

We are proud to offer you the free and full resource pack for download right here! All we ask is that you take the time and try it out with your class. If you do, take plenty of pictures and video and share it with us, we would love to see it in action in your class! You can share it with us @Makerfication or #Makerfication on Twitter.

 

Resource Pack - Tower Challenge

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