Create with Cardboard

Grade Levels: 2-12 | Duration: 20+ minutes

For this design challenge, look around for some cardboard - any kind will do! Boxes, recycled packages, paper tubes, whatever you have on hand. Then see what you can prototype! Try building a tall tower or something strong enough to hold weight. Test out your prototype and see how it performs. Make changes and keep experimenting!

Grade Levels: 2-12

Duration: 20+ minutes

Concepts/Skills: Engineering design, prototyping, testing

Objectives: 

  • Using only cardboard and some connectors, design and build a prototype.