Paper tower challenge
The paper tower challenge was a project that we had to stack the pieces of paper to the tallest point we could with it balancing. What I found the most challenging was to balance the paper and be able to stack them and still be able to balance them , also what I thought was challenging was we only got one piece of paper 12inches of tape and ourselves. My tower was “31” inches. Next time what I can do to make my tower better is create a better structure so it can balance with all the paper nicely stacked on top. I think I would also use smaller pieces of tape for the little things I did that did not need the thicker pieces. To conserve my paper I would make it into thinner strips so the height could continue to grow. My experience with my team was okay. Sometimes during the process I was the only one working, there was this one kid that was a bit shy and didn’t interact with us much and didn’t seem to work or care about what we were involved in. on top of that I think we worked pretty well. I think what we could of done better was make it more organized and be assigned a task each so we at the end could all put together what we each worked on separately. I learned about problem solving that if your idea doesn’t work don’t give up solve what the problem is and than you can improve the next model and do this until you get your model to be the perfect height. I think this would be a project I would like to do again.
Paper Tower Challenge
It was a challenging project to keep the tower standing while trying to make it tall. Using one piece of paper made it more challenging to make it taller than all the others in the class. Me and my partner Gianni cut the paper into 6 strips of paper. Then we folded them into rectangles and taped them together. Then when we finished taping the tower all together we measured 26 inches.
The Paper Tower challenge was an activity where the students at each table were given one piece of paper, 12 inches of tape, and scissors. The goal was to make a structure that could stand by itself and the highest tower was the winner. I found it challenging that the materials were limited because I think it would have been much easier if we had more paper. Also, my group was running out of tape. When my tower got really high, it was hard for it to stand. We tried to add more paper to make it taller but the structure could not hold anything more. My tower was 35 inches, and it was the tallest one in my class. I think that next time I could try different shapes, like a cylinder, to make it stronger. I used folded strips of paper and taped them on top of each other. In my opinion, my group did work well together. It would have been much harder to make the tower by myself. I think maybe if we had more people it could have been made faster. I learned to use the materials available wisely.
Yesterday, Alana and I made a paper tower. We made it with a 11 by 8.5 piece of paper and one foot long of tape. The challenge was to make a paper tower and see which of the groups made the highest; we only had certain materials and twenty minutes. At first I didn’t know what to do but Alana knew how to, her idea was to cut pieces of paper and then join them together like a triangle. So we first cut paper strips and then paste them with tape to make triangles. Then we join together all the triangles, after that we paste some paper stripes at the sides of the triangles to make it stand. We really found challenging to make the triangles stand. Our tower was 11.5 inches. Next time to make it higher I would not make triangles instead I would do cylinders, and I would use the tape better. It has really interesting to work in groups because it was easier, because sometimes it was good to have someone hold the triangle or cut the tape, it was really good to have someone help you when you need. I learned that is really good to work in groups and to use the materials good. It was really fun and a very interesting challenge.
The paper towel design was challenging, I admit it. But it was also a bunch of fun. When I first heard that we were going to do it I thought that it might not be very fun but as we got the assignment and started planning it all worked out for the best. The paper towel challenge involved you and your group to use one piece of paper, tape, and scissors to create a tall design and you were not allowed to use the scissors in the construction of the tower. What my group and I did was we cut the piece of paper into small sections then rolled each section into a tube and taped it. Finally, we taped all the tubes together to make a line then taped the design to the table to make it stay better. The difficult things about this design is getting it to stay up, creating a design to make it tall, and facing the teammates. What we did to get it to stay up is we taped it to the table and added tape on the sides and places that needed more tape then others. Creating a design to make it tall was the most challenging part, it took my team and I a while to figure out what design we would do, how to do it and what design would help the most in that kind of situation. As it hit the 5 minute mark we finally made up our minds and decided to go with are guts and do the tube one. The last challenge was facing your teammates; one of our teammates kept pulling it off the table once we got it to stand resulting in the tape losing its stick and me losing my mind. But that’s why life has challenges because there is always a way out of them. Once I got a chance to look around, I realized how high other people got theirs to but I didn’t care, I was glad that I got to participate in the assignment. As it got to the end we got it to stay up while Mr. Goldstein measured it and it measured at 30 ½ in. tall. I was shocked, it didn’t look that tall but it was and I believed it. When we got done with the competition there were many people who got theirs to stand and stay pretty high and I was surprised because we had trouble getting it to stand at the height we were at alone.
Our project this week was the paper tower put out of just paper and tape. We had the luxury of having scissors, which enabled us to cut out pieces of paper that would fit the needs of our structure. I found that the paper tower challenge was not very challenging at all because you were able to test your ideas and if they did not work out you could redo it and get fresh materials. I also thought that it was challenging because you had to find out which shape would best fit the structure.
PAPER TOWER CHALANGE
BY DOUGLAS W
OUR ASIGNMENT FOR CLASS WAS TO BUILD A PAPER STUCTER AND MAKE IT THE TALLEST. OUR STUCTURE WAS MADE OUT OF
- 1 SHEET OF PAPER THAT WAS 8 X 11
- 12 INCH PIECE OF TAPE
WHEN WE MADE OUT TOWER IT WAS 7 INCHES TALL. Our design was that we taped paper folded into squares and put 2 backpacks against it so it will stand strait
This Mini project tested our skills on being efficient and creative. In a limited amount of time, we had to build a tower out 1 piece of paper and 12 inches of tape and scissors. The biggest challenge for me was to get the tower to be stable. My partner and I were aiming to have the most creative project. We made little ringlets out of paper and taped them together and make them stand on top of each other. We did a lot of creative things. Abbey thought of really creative things. We had a lot of fun with this. It showed us how to be creative with limited resources. Our paper tower was 8 inches really stylish and great. I had a lot of fun and did a great job.