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Discussion Questions Ask students the following: 1. Why do load-bearing structures need to be designed carefully? 2. How is mathematics important in designing/engineering loadbearing structures? For instance, what patterns or shapes were useful and how did you identify them? 3. Which load-bearing designs are also aesthetically/artistically pleasing? That is, is art important in designing/engineering load-bearing structures? Why? Under what circumstances would the aesthetic appearance of such a structure become important?
When official time begins, student groups should receive a single sheet of paper and another 30 cm of tape. To make sure that practice paper is not accidentally incorporated into official towers (thus providing extra construction material), use two different colors of paper, one for practice and one for the official tower. With a list of student groups in hand, circulate and verify student tower height measurements NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION PHYSICAL SCIENCE whenever students ask, documenting their progress on the list.