Pasta Tower

Tag: Cooperation, Puzzle, Engineering

Brief Description: Build the tallest free-standing tower that supports the marshmallow

Time: 20 min

Group size: 2-4

Cost: Bag of marshmallows, box of spaghetti pasta, roll of masking tape

Benefits: Collaboration, problem solving


  1. Provide each team with 5 strands of spaghetti, 12 inches of masking tape, and a marshmallow

  2. Each team has 15 minutes to make a free-standing structure that supports the marshmallow

  3. At the end of time measure the distance between the countertop and the top of the marshmallow