Balsa Tower

Artifacts to create:

A tower that has the following requirements:
  1. The weight of the constructed tower does not exceed 40 grams.
  2. Tower is 15½ to 16½ inches tall.  It is constructed of only 1/8 by 1/8 balsa wood.   
  3. The tower can support 30 pounds of weight for one minute.  Any visual failure of the tower is considered failure of the tower to support the weight.  The teacher will be the judge of the successfulness of the tower. 
*If your tower fails to meet the requirements, you may write an ADDITIONAL paper to discuss very specifically why it failed and/or succeeded.


1.  Google Images--Balsa Tower