Storming the Castle

In this engineering competition, participants had one goal: to create an impenetrable cardboard fortress!


Each team was given a refrigerator box, a roll of masking tape, and 50 Manor Moolah dollars. This currency could be used to purchase additional building supplies such as paper towel tubes, duct tape, and additional corrugated cardboard.


Teams worked together to plan their castles’ defense strategies based off of real-world castle examples.


In the final stage of the workshop, teams were able to attack opponents’ forts using a basketball catapults and a battering ram made out of a fence post.


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