A Tower of Toothpicks

A Tower of Toothpicks photo

Junior High School students in Heidi Birr’s class were tasked with creating a tower out of toothpicks and mini-marshmallows as part of a makerspace activity in the library. The tower design needed to be strong enough to hold several bookmarks and a paint pallet. The tallest structure was 6.5 inches and held the bookmark. The sturdiest structure was 4.25 inches and held the bookmark and paint pallet.