Best Practices: Establishing a Positive Classroom Culture by Jen Saul


The Marshmallow Challenge – Build a Tower, Build a Team!


Here’s the link to the MarshmallowChallenge.

The Challenge:
Time: 18 minutes
Materials: 20 sticks of spaghetti, 1 roll of tape, 1 ball of yarn, 1 marshmallow for the top
Directions: Build a tower using only these materials.  The tallest tower that stands with the marshmallow on top, wins!
Skills: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking (4Cs of PBL)
Grades: K-5 – Especially Kindergarten!
Assessments: Pre-Assessment (still photo of planning), Formative Assessment (video of building), Post-Assessment (photo of final product)
Evidence of Learning:  Video published on the class blog or wiki.

Marshmallows image