Students use teamwork and creativity to build a series of towers using buckets without touching them!
How do you build a tower or stack buckets without actually touching them? That's the challenge at hand as students use rubber bands and string to move buckets and other objects during engineering challenges. Students work in color-coded teams to brainstorm how to build a pyramid using 6 buckets, unstack buckets, or move a ball from one bucket to another using materials provided. Success in this tower building activity for students depends on effective communication and problem-solving techniques. In the process, students learn about the benefits of rigid string and stretchy rubber bands and examine the stability of buckets when stacked in various ways.
Set includes 36 buckets (8"H), 6 vinyl balls (3" dia), 40 heavy-duty rubber bands, 1 spool cotton string, and lesson direction with exciting team challenges. The included lesson direction details setup instructions, activities by grade level, learning objectives, and teaching suggestions to expand lessons. Recommended for Elementary and up.