‘Marshmallow Challenge’ at JEMS


STEM activity involves spaghetti noodles

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Photo courtesy of JEMS Jackson Farr, Jaci Kerr, JeMarius Smith, and Conner Redmon were the winners of the “Marshmallow Challenge” in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class. The Marshmallow Challenge was STEM activity in which the students used spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build the tallest freestanding structure possible. Jackson, Jaci, JeMarius, and Conner built a structure that was 21 inches tall.


Photo courtesy of JEMS Students in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School took part in the “Marshallow Challenge,” a STEM activity in which they had to use spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build the tallest freestanding structure possible. Here these two students get started on building their structure for the competition.


Photo courtesy of JEMS Bradly Taylor, Blaize Simmons, Carter Mullis, and Zayvian Owens were among the students in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School to take part in the “Marshmallow Challenge.” The STEM-based competition involved the students working to build the tallest freestanding structure that they could using spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow.


Photo courtesy of JEMS Students in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School begin work on a freestanding structure they will build as part of the “Marshmallow Challenge.” The challenge was STEM activity in which the students used spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build their structures.


Photo courtesy of JEMS The “Marshmallow Challenge” in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School involved students using spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build freestanding structures. The goal was to build the tallest freestanding structure possible.


Photo courtesy of JEMS These students are using spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build the tallest freestanding structure they can during the “Marshmallow Challenge” in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School. The goal of the challenge was to build the tallest freestanding structure possible. The competition was part of the class’ study of STEM, an interdisciplinary and applied course that teaches students about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.


JONESVILLE — A marshmallow and some noodles were among the materials used by some students taking part in a recent classroom competition at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, a curriculum that takes an interdisciplinary and applied approach to educating students in those fields of study.

While STEM may seem like a course of study for students in the upper grades and beyond, that’s not the case.

At Jonesville Elementary/Middle School students are studying STEM and recently some students participated in a special STEM-oriented classroom.

Those were the students in Mrs. Newton’s second grade class who took part in a STEM activity called the “Marshmallow Challenge.”

For the challenge, students were give spaghetti noodles, tape, and, of course, a marshmallow which they were to use to building the tallest freestanding structure they could.

The winners of the challenge were students Jackson Farr, Jaci Kerr, JeMarius Smith, and Conner Redmon. Their structure stood 21 inches high.

Photo courtesy of JEMS Jackson Farr, Jaci Kerr, JeMarius Smith, and Conner Redmon were the winners of the “Marshmallow Challenge” in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class. The Marshmallow Challenge was STEM activity in which the students used spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build the tallest freestanding structure possible. Jackson, Jaci, JeMarius, and Conner built a structure that was 21 inches tall.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_Newton-Winners-of-Challenge-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of JEMS Jackson Farr, Jaci Kerr, JeMarius Smith, and Conner Redmon were the winners of the “Marshmallow Challenge” in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class. The Marshmallow Challenge was STEM activity in which the students used spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build the tallest freestanding structure possible. Jackson, Jaci, JeMarius, and Conner built a structure that was 21 inches tall.

Photo courtesy of JEMS Students in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School took part in the “Marshallow Challenge,” a STEM activity in which they had to use spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build the tallest freestanding structure possible. Here these two students get started on building their structure for the competition.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_Newton-5-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of JEMS Students in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School took part in the “Marshallow Challenge,” a STEM activity in which they had to use spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build the tallest freestanding structure possible. Here these two students get started on building their structure for the competition.

Photo courtesy of JEMS Bradly Taylor, Blaize Simmons, Carter Mullis, and Zayvian Owens were among the students in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School to take part in the “Marshmallow Challenge.” The STEM-based competition involved the students working to build the tallest freestanding structure that they could using spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_Newton-1-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of JEMS Bradly Taylor, Blaize Simmons, Carter Mullis, and Zayvian Owens were among the students in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School to take part in the “Marshmallow Challenge.” The STEM-based competition involved the students working to build the tallest freestanding structure that they could using spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow.

Photo courtesy of JEMS Students in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School begin work on a freestanding structure they will build as part of the “Marshmallow Challenge.” The challenge was STEM activity in which the students used spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build their structures.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_Newton-4-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of JEMS Students in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School begin work on a freestanding structure they will build as part of the “Marshmallow Challenge.” The challenge was STEM activity in which the students used spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build their structures.

Photo courtesy of JEMS The “Marshmallow Challenge” in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School involved students using spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build freestanding structures. The goal was to build the tallest freestanding structure possible.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_Newton-2-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of JEMS The “Marshmallow Challenge” in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School involved students using spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build freestanding structures. The goal was to build the tallest freestanding structure possible.

Photo courtesy of JEMS These students are using spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build the tallest freestanding structure they can during the “Marshmallow Challenge” in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School. The goal of the challenge was to build the tallest freestanding structure possible. The competition was part of the class’ study of STEM, an interdisciplinary and applied course that teaches students about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_Newton-3-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of JEMS These students are using spaghetti noodles, tape, and a marshmallow to build the tallest freestanding structure they can during the “Marshmallow Challenge” in Mrs. Newton’s 2nd grade class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School. The goal of the challenge was to build the tallest freestanding structure possible. The competition was part of the class’ study of STEM, an interdisciplinary and applied course that teaches students about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
STEM activity involves spaghetti noodles

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This story courtesy of Jonesville Elementary/Middle School.

This story courtesy of Jonesville Elementary/Middle School.

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