Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Construction Materials length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks
Collaboration Activity (good for mentor time) from: In the middle: Life as a seventh grade language arts teacher. The Cup Challenge - teach students how to work in cooperative groups with this simple and fun challenge.
STEM Setting Expectations for Group Work Activity. This STEM idea is a great first project for group work of any kind. Students attach strings to a rubber band which is then used to manipulate solo cups from one configuration to another.