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Odyssey of the Mind

Students at Orange Grove Elementary School are preparing to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind. Their challenge is to build a structure from wood that can support the most weight.

To help them prepare, Fab Lab Houston lead a paper building activity encouraging each design team to think through all aspects of the build with paper before moving onto wood. Students rolled paper into tubes to simulate wooden sticks. Once each group had a pile of paper tubes they constructed their structure using masking tape to hold everything together. The paper structure weight record for students at Orange Grove was 15 pounds.

Over the coming weeks students will take what they learned from the paper structures and apply it to their wooden structures. We are excited to see how they do at the competition in March.

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