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In this activity children are challenged to design, build and produce a freestanding tower structure that is stable enough to support a weight for 10 seconds. They are provided with examples of how to create simple structures that will be the foundation of their tower.  This activity supports learning about forces, providing an applied context for their science learning. It also encourages problem solving, perseverance, and creativity. A list of equipment needed  is supplied within the resource, though children could try to create a similar structure with materials available to them.

This resource has been provided by IMechE, (the Institute of Mechanical Engineers).

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