Marshmallow and Toothpick Challenge
Hosted by Girl Day Innovator: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Visit our Booth: Saturday, February 27, 2021, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Recommended Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th
Challenge: Build the tallest tower out of marshmallows and toothpicks using the fewest number of marshmallows in 10 min. Largest ratio of tower height to number of marshmallows used wins!
- Tower must be at least 3" tall
- Marshmallows and/or toothpicks cannot be broken apart
- Tower must be standing when time is up
- Flat surface
Share your tower creation on Flipgrid.
How does this activity connect to STEM and today's Girl Day theme of Designing for Communities, People and Animals? Engineers design and build all kinds of towers, buildings and structures. Everywhere you look, you can see the work of engineers. Some examples include:
- Egyptian Pyramids, Eiffel Tower, and Great Wall of China
- Modern day skyscrapers, stadiums, and the Golden Gate Bridge
- Homes and malls
- Dog parks and houses
Get to Know CPChem
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company responsibly manufactures chemicals and polymers the world needs, provides enriching careers, and creates shareholder value because we care about each other, our customers and our communities. Our experience and chemicals expertise extend across a wide range of commercial and industrial segments, all over the world. Our products are used in the following industries: automotive, energy & chemical, food & agriculture, home & electronics, medical & pharmaceutical, personal care, recreational, and industrial. For more information about CPChem, visit www.cpchem.com.