Introducing STEM sLABs presented by Daimler Trucks North America! Each week, Timber Joey tries at-home activities using STEM concepts. This week Timber Joey uses his engineering skills to make a piece of paper hold up a book!
What you’ll need:
- A few sheets of paper
- A few paperback books
- The first shape to make is a circle. Grab a piece of paper and a few pieces of tape. Lay the paper flat on your table, then roll the paper so that one edge touches the other. Then tape the two edges together.
- Next make a triangle. Grab a second piece of paper and a few more pieces of tape. Fold your paper into three equal sections. Tape the two edges together.
- Finally make a square. Grab your last piece of paper and more tape. Fold your paper into four equal sections. Then tape the edges together.
- Stand all three shapes up on your table. Now start stacking books on each shape one at a time. Which shape holds the most weight?
Try on your own to make more shapes. Maybe use different types of paper! Share a picture of your structure that holds the most weight and tag us! Use the hashtag #STEMsLAB. We can’t wait to see what you can engineer!