Laney Lee

First Day of School Science Activities – Tower Building




Looking for a fun first day of school science icebreaker activity with minimal prep? Get your students laughing and thinking on the first day of school with this classic tower building challenge.


This resource is great as an introduction to any engineering or scientific method curriculum, or simply as a fun team building activity.


This resource includes 3 versions using 3 different materials to suit your needs:

  • spaghetti and marshmallow towers
  • aluminum foil towers
  • index card towers


Check out the TED Talk that corresponds to this challenge:


Who is this Resource For?

This resource can be used by classroom teachers of any grade or subject with in person students. It is best suited for curriculum covering engineering and scientific method.


What’s Included?

Purchase includes a printable PDF file in color with answer key. Included with your download: teacher instructions & 3 versions of a student worksheet.


Please take a look at the preview file to see more of this first day of school science resource.


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