Made with Marshmallows


High school students in Melissa Green’s unified science class recently accepted the “Marshmallow Challenge.” The goal of the challenge was for students to work together to construct the tallest free-standing structure in the class, using only spaghetti, marshmallows and tape.

“It’s a fun team-building exercise that also involves some of the engineering practices that New York State is moving us to in science instruction in a creative way, such as solving problems and iteration,” said David Knuffke, Deer Park’s curriculum associate for science and technology.