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Now that you have completed the Tower Strength Challenge, answer the following questions in your engineering notebook. If you are working in groups, have the Recorder document your group's answers.

  1. What part of the tower seemed to be the strongest during the challenge? What part failed or seemed weak? Why do you think those parts were strong/weak?

  2. Now that you have considered the tower's strengths and weaknesses, rebuild and improve the tower so that it would perform better if you were to repeat the Tower Strength Challenge. What steps will you follow to change the build? Explain with details and/or sketches.

  3. Run the Tower Challenge again with the new build. Did your changes make the build more structurally sound? Explain the results.