Ping Pong Ball Challenge

The only winners out of the three challenges conducted that week.

Here at the Makerspace at Sacramento City College, we debuted a new design thinking challenge—the Ping Pong Ball challenge. This challenge features 30 piece of spaghetti, a small roll of craft glitter tape, and a ping pong ball.

We conducted three of these challenges over the course of March 13 and 14, 2019. What we found was that the glitter tape barely held the spaghetti together. Out of the three challenges, only one group was successful in creating a tower that didn’t fall down. It stood 11 1/2 inches.

Maybe we’ll try the Spaghetti & Marshmallows Tower Challenge next?



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