Now, you know I like to stay organized, so let’s break this story down:
- The Background and Original Challenge
- Straws Modified (and genius)
- Cards Original
- Cards Modified (also genius)
This set of challenges originated with something very basic. Use the easiest and smallest amount of materials possible. I constantly look for ways to simplify because of teaching multiple classes.
So, the Dozens Challenges were born from this need. Use only 12 of something was the idea.
With the first one, we used 12 straws to build a tower.
The next year (when it was time to repeat this challenge) I had a major brain pop!
Just take a look:
Another part of the Dozens set is the Index Card Tower challenge- using only 12 index cards. This one is super easy to do. The only problem we have ever had with it is that almost every tower ends up being the same size. With only twelve cards you are limited in height.
The top right is the Statue of Liberty!
The bottom left is the Empire State Building with a paper clip antenna.