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3rd Grade: Tower Building

Teams will build a strong, stable tower from index cards and masking tape. The team that builds the highest tower with the fewest cards and the smallest area base while holding a mass no less than 100 grams and no more than 1000 grams will be the winner. This event has a written test.

Number Students Allowed
2 per team
Impact Safety Glasses (ANSI Z87.1+)
Oct 15, 2023

1. How does the ability to hold the mass affect the scoring? If the participants' tower is tall but does not hold the given mass at all, will they be penalized? (2).I wanted to confirm the size of the tape - they will either be provided with 2.54 cm OR 1 meter of tape? What width?

  • 1. If the tower does not hold the mass for the amount of time stated in the rules, the team will receive a tier violation. This means that they will receive a score but mut ranked below teams that held the mass. 2. 2.54 cm in the width of the tape, 1 meter is the length.

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