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Marshmallow Challenge

As an end-of-term activity in the Art Studio, 4th and 5th graders took the Marshmallow challenge. Working in collaborative teams of 4 or 5, they had 20 minutes to erect the highest free-standing structure using only one marshmallow, spaghetti sticks, tape and scissors. It was fascinating watching them planning, diving in, leading, discussing, problem solving, making decisions and aiming high.  There were a few successes, and many failures, as teams got too ambitious. At the end of the day, one team of 4th graders took the championship, with a structure standing over 55cms high.