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The abundance of snow this winter has inspired the Lower School's most recent STEM project. This week’s challenge was to build THE TALLEST three-tier snowman using 3-D shapes made from straws, paper, coffee filters, bags, broken down boxes, pipe cleaners, and masking tape. The presented vocabulary terms included: structure, tier, freestanding, and a review of 3-D solid figures (rectangular prism, pyramid, sphere, cube, and cylinder). The students learned how the shape and size of objects impact the balance of a freestanding structure and sketched a blueprint for their design. The finished projects were fantastic and showcased the students’ ability to think creatively as engineers and build wonderful freestanding snowmen!