During All-Period B Day on January 17th 2020, Grade 9 students from Ms. D’Antonio’s math class were tasked with a challenge: to create a device that would launch a marshmallow the furthest with the given materials.
Their materials included ONLY…
- 2 rubber bands
- 5 straws
- 5 popsicle sticks
- unlimited masking and packing tape
Another key design trait: their designs must be set in place and only triggered to launch by the tip of a pencil. (ie. students could not pull back their design like a sling shot to launch it, it must be already pulled back and set into place).