Spaghetti tower champions


By Tom Wisener - wisener_t@nktelco.net



Evan Luthman, son of Brenda and Ed Luthman, and Blake Holthaus, son of Beth and Ted Holthaus, are shown with their winning design.

Evan Luthman, son of Brenda and Ed Luthman, and Blake Holthaus, son of Beth and Ted Holthaus, are shown with their winning design.


FORT LORAMIE — Recently, 8th graders in Jordan Pleiman’s science class at Fort Loramie were given a STEM project to engineer and build a tower made entirely of Spaghetti and Marshmallows.

The intention of this project was to engineer a tower that could withstand a major earthquake without collapsing, while holding an egg suspended 30 centimeters above the base. The groups were given 400 million dollars for their tower budget with the fees of a spaghetti stick costing 10 million and a marshmallow costing 5 million.

Among the entire grade, 20 percent of the groups succeeded in supporting the egg throughout the earthquake. The grand champions were Blake Holthaus and Evan Luthman, who spent only 310 million of their 400.

Evan Luthman, son of Brenda and Ed Luthman, and Blake Holthaus, son of Beth and Ted Holthaus, are shown with their winning design.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/10/web1_skettitowers.jpgEvan Luthman, son of Brenda and Ed Luthman, and Blake Holthaus, son of Beth and Ted Holthaus, are shown with their winning design.

By Tom Wisener

wisener_t@nktelco.net

Send your Fort Loramie news to Tom at wisener_t@nktelco.net or 937-295-2244.

Send your Fort Loramie news to Tom at wisener_t@nktelco.net or 937-295-2244.