Budding engineers in elementary school are helping the three little pigs build a house that withstands huffing and puffing – and is very tasty.

Budding Engineers in Elementary SchoolPetway Elementary School students were challenged by media specialist Jackie Huster to use their math and science skills to build a house for the three little pigs using toothpicks, gumdrops, and marshmallows.

Some of the students decided to be economical as well as solid in their design, by not using all their marshmallows.  The team of Valen Real and Braylon Dager repurposed mini marshmallows as wind blocks. “And food for the pig,” Braylon said.

How did they test the effect of huffing and puffing?

Each structure received a 20 second blast from a hairdryer. And what was the method behind their success?

“Imagination,” said  Tavon Todd, pointing to his brain.

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