Tower Investigation

This afternoon, Year 2 were given the task of creating a stable tower. They had to investigate which materials were appropriate and had to ensure that their towers were strong, stiff and stable.

Some children were able to create a tower that was over 1metre tall! The children decided that their towers were ore stable when they included layers, such as books. One group decided to use the wooden lid of a box to make their tower stronger. When trying to break their towers, many just to try and push it over…with parts of the tower not even moving!

The children decided that the taller and narrower towers were the most unstable and many chose to add creative details such as domes and turrets.