A Marshmallow Challenge

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At Bellport High School, English as a New Language students enrolled in Matthew Herrschaft’s and Sheila Smith’s human relations course have been learning about communication and teamwork. The students recently put their skills to the test during participation in a Marshmallow Challenge. 

Using only dry pasta, one marshmallow, tape and two feet of string, the students were instructed to work together to build a spaghetti tower. Many of the students succeeded by utilizing communication, planning and teamwork among their groups. One of the more successful groups was even able to suspend the marshmallow 13.5 inches on top of their tower.