In the story of Stone Soup, a weary traveler wanders into the village and is told that there is no food to eat. So, the traveler brings out his cooking pot and, with the unwitting help of the villagers, makes stone soup. In this challenge, students will design and build a cooking pot that will hold the most soup.
The teacher can choose for student to work in teams, pairs, or complete the challenge individually (if you have enough mini-marshmallows!). This is also a great lesson to incorporate estimation and/or volume calculations.