Marshmallow Challenge

Recently in my Innovations class we did the “Marshmallow Challenge.” We got into groups and each group got a piece of string, a strip of masking tape, a few spaghetti sticks, and one marshmallow. In 18 minutes, our group had to work together to figure out how to build a structure with the supplies given. The group with the tallest structure won. The purpose of the project was to promote team building, creativity, and innovative thinking. Relating that to the ASL project I am doing now, I think the purpose of our teacher having us do the challenge was to show us both that we have ideas that we don’t think of until we are put in a situation where we have to think fast, and that it’s okay to fail. It ties into everyone’s projects, as we all try and fail on our way to doing something great.


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