Kindergarten has spent two weeks investigating how columns work and why the cylinder is such a strong shape. The investigation began with the Greeks and looking at classical architecture and how building that are made of stone. We examined the materials and shapes that were used in this architecture.
The project that students faced was to make the tallest tower they could. The only materials they could use to hold up the books were copy paper and masking tape. Students had to determine the best placement for the columns and the size of the columns. The end result were amazing to see groups bring their efforts together to build multi-story buildings in one class. Amazing job kindergarten! This was such a fun investigation to share with you.