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This is an easy, fun experiment to find out how strong different shapes are. Shape 1 sheet of paper into different shapes and see how much they can hold. We made a triangle, square, and cylinder.
We used books and loaded them on slowly (in the same order for each shape)
The triangle won with 12+ books! The cylinder held 9 and the square held 5 (but the seam was a little weaker on the square too) We used this information to make a card pyramid and discussed our thoughts on how the Egyptians built their pyramid without modern technology.
A house of cards is rewarding, but frustrating lol!
A coffee break was definitely needed. What are you building this week?!