Newspaper Shelters

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You are lost. You have to protect yourself from the sun. All you have is newspaper and masking tape. Design and make a shelter.


Masking Tape


-Structures must stand up unsupported, under their own weight.

-Structures must be entirely composed of newspaper and masking tape.

-Structures must enclose one person, either standing, sitting or laying down.

-Structures must be completed within the class period, allowing for clean-up time.


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