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THE MARSHMALLOW

CHALLENGE
Build the tallest FREESTANDING tower
with the marshmallow on TOP.
(No holding)
YOU HAVE 18 MINUTES
STOP
MARSHMALLOW AS
METAPHOR:
•Kindergarteners do better than CEOs.
•Scientists and Engineers do best of all.
•Most groups fail to address the
marshmallow until it is too late.

What’s your marshmallow?


What are the hidden assumptions of this physics class?