Balloon Tower

Today in Leadership the 8th graders worked on problem-solving and critical thinking techniques to build a balloon tower. Here are the rules

Divide your group into teams of three and provide ten balloons and four 3-foot long strips of masking tape for each team. The object of this problem-solving activity is to build the tallest freestanding tower in ten minutes. They can break the balloons if they wish. However, they may not use any additional materials and the tower must be built on a table or the floor. If you wish, you may add the following instructions:

  • No talking.
  • Each team member may use only one hand.
  • One team member may not touch the materials and only give directions.


Ian Chambers

Middle School Spanish, Middle School Advisor

EDS Faculty since 2018; 5 years prior experience
B.A., St. Edwards University
M.A., Texas State University

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