History Group – Spaghetti & Marshmallow Challenge

The task was simple: in 18 minutes each team had to build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard off tape, one yard of string and three marshmallows. The structure had to bear the weight of one of the marshmallows.

The teams consulted and started to play with ideas





Early prototypes constructed by some teams





One team stuck to their build plan





The moment of truth (measurement time!!!)


49cm but wobbly

51cm and stable (just!)






The winner (Tallest/Stablest Structure) and was still standing when we left the Town Hall!!!

56cm robust and stable