Campbellsville Middle School eighth-graders and CHS freshmen recently had fun using supplies to build their own free-standing structure.
In Amy Knifley’s integrated science class, students were asked to use a variety of objects, such as pipe cleaners, cups, string, coffee filters, marshmallows, spaghetti, gum drops and more, to build a free-standing structure.
Students were given time to research and design their structure, and then 20 minutes to build.
When finished, Knifley measured to see which group’s structure was the tallest.
After completing some lab questions about the activity, students discussed how they would have built their structures differently, if given the chance.
From left, CMS eighth-graders Zachary Shaw, Jake Dicken and Alex Howard build their structure with straws.
From left, CMS eighth-graders Catlyn Clausen and Kenzi Forbis and CHS freshman Noah Hughes build their structure with spaghetti and marshmallows.
CMS integrated science teacher Amy Knifley watches as, from left, freshman Samantha Johnson, Summer Sluder and Summer Edwards build their structure with Popsicle sticks and gum drops.
CMS eighth-graders, from left, Zaquan Cowan, Steven James and Raj Patel use spaghetti, gum drops and marshmallows to build their structure.
CMS eighth-graders, from left, Arren Hash, Kameron Smith and Jastyn Shively hold their breath as their structure nearly falls.
CMS eighth-graders, from left, Raj Patel, Zaquan Cowan and Steven James work together to build their structure.
CMS integrated science teacher Amy Knifley measures to see if this structure, built by, from left, eighth-graders Haley Lopez, Zachary Shaw, Alex Howard and Jake Dicken, is the tallest.
This structure, built by, from left, CMS eighth-graders Jake Dicken, Alex Howard, Haley Lopez and Zachary Shaw, was the tallest in the class.