Activity 2 (Tower Building) – Mentor

Providing guidance and instructional tips, mentors will assist their mentees in creating the tallest tower compared to the other groups.


Each mentor/mentee group will act as a team.

Each team will receive some spaghetti and marshmallows.

Teams will be given 5 minutes at the beginning of the activity to work on a strategy for
building their tower of spaghetti and marshmallows.

Upon the completion of planning time, each team will be given 25 minutes in which to build their structure.

Judging based on the following criteria will be conducted in the remaining 5 minutes of the activity.



o Tallest standing structure
o Most interesting, imaginative use of materials
o Best looking structure
o Use of problem-solving process
o Explanation of process

The winning team will have built the tallest, most aesthetically pleasing, structure using creative
imagination and the problem-solving process and who is able to articulate their vision and
implementation to the judges.


Good Luck!