Made with Marshmallows

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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.