Strongest Tower straw activity for girls group empowerment Final

Strongest Tower

Strongest Tower

Topic: STEM Careers

Empowerment Lesson Video: Why Choose STEM

Supplies:

  • Straws
  • Tape
  • Paper cups
  • Coins
  • Scissors

Video Discussion:

Tell students they will be watching the video titled ‘Why Choose STEM’. Explain that the video presents role models talking about why girls should consider STEM careers.

After viewing, invite students to note specific things they learned about STEM careers and to reflect on their observations e.g., “I like that a STEM career means I can have an interesting profession that pays well.”

Activity Instructions:

  1. Students can work individually or in groups.
  2. Students will design and construct a tower using the straws, with tape to hold them together.
  3. The goal is to build the strongest tower possible that can support the weight of the cup filled with coins.
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