Grade 2 Enjoys Hands-On STEM Activity

Students work on marshmallow tower

Second graders in Laura Pushee’s class enjoyed a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lesson by building structures from marshmallows and toothpicks.

“They had to use what they knew about shapes to design a structure that could support itself,” explained Ms. Pushee. “Students found triangle and pyramid shapes were stronger than cube shapes. They created towers that ranged from 8 cm to 14 cm!”

Students work on marshmallow tower

Students work on marshmallow tower