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Grade 1 Tower Challenge

POP students in Grade 1 for orientation had a challenge to build the tallest free standing pipe cleaner tower to support a ping pong ball for 30 seconds. 

Orientation Challenge
Pipe Cleaner Tower

POP students are challenged to a pipe cleaner building contest that teaches them research, creativity, and engineering skills. POP students teamed up to see which group could create the tallest structure that doesn't topple over. POP students were able to modify the requirements and even add materials to further engage their creativity and problem solving in this fun and innovative challenge.



Magna-Tiles are a STEM construction system. The pieces are plastic tiles of varying shapes that snap together magnetically, allowing POP students to build various geometric structures. Using their creative skills to design and build while solving problems at the same time.


Clics is a building tool that guarantees creativity and problem solving. The blocks have a unique click system that allows POP students to build things quickly and easily. All parts fit together seamlessly, creating endless possibilities. Versatile STEM kit for POP students with limitless imaginations!

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