First Day of School Tower Building Acitivity



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first day of school science tower building activity


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 first day of school 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


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Who is this first day of school tower building 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.


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