Lolly Tower Challenge

Love building? Love lollies? Well, have we got a challenge for you!
Here is your excuse to get your parents to grab some extra lollies for the weekend as we challenge you to build the tallest tower of lollies you can using just your brain, some toothpicks and lollies…LOTS of lollies. Ok well, the restrictions of this challenge are only 10 lollies per tower….BUT we encourage you to build many towers!
What you need:
  • Toothpicks (30)
  • Lollies (10)
  • Your engineering hat
Challenge Parameters:
  • Use only 30 toothpicks
  • Use only 10 lollies
  • Build the TALLEST tower you can by using only these materials
Think about your favourite building.

What shape is it? What about the roof on your house?

What kind of shapes are really strong and why do they stay standing? Try and recreate your house using the materials you have – can you add a chimney?

What about an extra floor? If things keep falling over, how can we brace them?

Try googling a picture of what your walls might look like before plasterboard goes on top. The wood frames inside them are often braced with diagonal struts. What shape do those end up forming?

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