Engineering Morning With The Whales

Whales flexed their engineering muscles as they worked in pairs to provide a safe and secure place for a bear to flee when being chased by a predator. Using only 40 paper cups and 12 sheets of construction paper (neither of which could be altered in any way) Whales worked together to draw a sketch of a design they believed could be built tall enough to allow the bear to escape, and strong enough to support its weight. The process was a lot of fun, and allowed students to collaborate, plan, problem-solve, create, test, evaluate and redesign.