Stretching the Boundaries – Non-Verbal Spontaneous
JUDGE READS TO TEAM:
This is a non-verbal problem.
You may talk to each other at any time.
The problem is: to build a structure as high as possible. After you have built the structure, you will attempt to add extensions that cross the boundary lines, but do NOT touch the floor.
You will have exactly 8 minutes to build both your structure and the
extensions. At the end of 8 minutes, or when any part of the structure touches
the ground, time will end and your structure will be measured for score.
Score will be as follows
Each inch in height of the structure: 3 points per inch
Each extension crossing the line: 5 points per extension
The combined distance of the extensions: 4 points per inch
Team work: 1-20 points
3 wire coat hangers
20 pieces of spaghetti,
3 pipe cleaners or similar objects
6 sheets of paper
1 12" piece of string
2 pieces of cardboard (shirt cardboard or similar size)
1 empty soda can
1 soup can
Before the team enter the room, mark a 2’ x 2’ square on the floor with masking tape (on carpet), floor marking tape (in a gym or cafeteria), or chalk (if outdoors.)