The Strongest Shape
The Challenge: Form single pieces of paper into a variety of column shapes and test to see which shape can support the most weight.
Fold one piece of paper in half and then fold each end in half again towards the center fold, so the paper is split into four even segments. Fold the paper into a square and secure it with tape.
Fold another piece of paper into thirds to create a triangular column and secure it with tape.
Tape the edges together and secure it with tape.
Questions to Think About Afterwards
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