We’re Building Like Mr. Eiffel!!!

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I recently learned about the life of a man named Gustave Eiffel.  He is most famous for his engineering of the Eiffel Tower.  However, he is also responsible for the inner structure of the Statue of Liberty.    This little factoid has become my inspiration for the library S.T.E.A.M. lab this week.

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This week, my STAR hall friends are being challenged to use tooth picks and play-doh to build the tallest structure they can.   To complete this challenge, they must first compare the structure of the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.  They will notice a similar triangular pattern which they will use in the building of their own structure.  I can’t wait to see how high the kids can build!

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