Give an Instant Challenge a try for yourself. They are great brain puzzles for activities to give your kids, team builders for colleagues, or just a fun way to switch up your next game night.
Best Supporting Structure
Challenge: Your TASK is to create a structure that is as tall as possible and
will support a baseball.
Time: You will have up to 5 minutes to use your IMAGINATION to create your
structure and then up to 1 minute to add a baseball for score.
Set-up: In the middle of the room is a taped square. In addition, there is a
table with materials.
•Part One (5 minutes): Use the materials to build a tall structure to support a
baseball. You may practice adding the baseball in Part One, however this will
not receive score. In order to proceed to Part Two, you must have a structure
within the taped square by the end of Part One. You will be warned when you
have one minute remaining and 30 seconds remaining in Part One.
•Part Two (1 minute): Add the baseball for score. No team member may
touch the structure during Part Two. The structure must hold the ball
without breaking for ten seconds to receive score. At the end of Part Two, the
Appraisers will measure the height the ball is from the floor.
12 toothpicks 5 Mailing Labels 6 Coffee Stirrers 3 Pieces of Paper
2 Pencils 3 Paper Clips 1 Glove 1 Plastic Bag