Ewok Village Day 2: Testing load and shear forces with pasta towers

Day 2 of the Ewok Village Project included learning about strut designs and testing a variety of simple structures for wind and weight.  Working in partners, students created towers made of pasta.  We then subjected them to a series of tests.  The goal was for students to get ideas for how to elevate their structures and account for forces, making their dwellings more structurally sound.  Here are some pics of day 2!