Year 6 Spaghetti structure challengeOur main challenge activity in Year 6 was on Friday when we had to design and build structures using only dry spaghetti and marshmallows!Before building we looked at examples of bridges and towers and examined the shapes and techniques used to construct them. We looked at large, framework structures like electricity pylons and even the Eiffel Tower in Paris. We noticed that lots of triangles were used – this is because triangles are very strong shapes.The first challenge was to build the highest, free-standing tower and the second was to build a bridge that would span a gap in some tables. We divided in to teams and worked to solve the problems. Many groups tried out ideas which did not work but they learnt from the mistake and the designs got better.The winning groups for each challenge were:Highest tower challenge = Theo, Matt and LouisLongest bridge span challenge = Nathan C, Ryan and Sean All of the groups worked well as a team and there were some fab designs that collapsed just before testing!!! We all enjoyed the challenge and learnt a bit about engineering too!