Here's a video of vocational teachers building a beacon tower out of newspaper, straws, and masking tape. This activity is designed to explore large group process strategies. Groups frequently fail at this activity but the failure helps them focus on developing good strategies for the more authentic problems they will get later. In this case the group had some construction teachers and they nailed the beacon tower. They did a great job. It didn't prevent them however from developing an excellent large group process strategy.
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