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Research Teaming with Marshmallows. As a team, you will need to construct a catapult that can launch a marshmallow the farthest distance. Your team will.

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1 Research Teaming with Marshmallows

2 As a team, you will need to construct a catapult that can launch a marshmallow the farthest distance. Your team will need to determine how best to construct your contraption using the materials provided and a method for testing the consistency of your design. You will need to demonstrate your design in a competition with the other teams. The catapult that launches the marshmallow the farthest wins. Research Teaming with Marshmallows The Challenge

3 Research Teaming with Marshmallows Be creative... Cow-tapult from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

4 Your team must use at least 4 different materials to construct your catapult device. Your team must secure your device to a stationary position in order to launch the marshmallow. There will be 2 disruptions during the process that you must accommodate for. Your team will have 3 tries to launch a marshmallow and record the farthest distance. Research Teaming with Marshmallows Criteria

5 Scissors Popsicle sticks Rubber bands Plastic spoons Plastic rulers Tops from water bottles Duct tape Masking tape Marshmallows Teaming with Marshmallows Materials

6 Let the creativity begin!

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28 Let the contest begin!

29 Awards! Best Marshmallow Launcher Most Creative

30 Leader Motivator Time and Task Manager Mediator Translator (across disciplines) Integrator Relater (good social skills) Reflector (on the team processwhat is working, what is not) Defining and Assigning Roles Research Teaming with Marshmallows

31 What makes a good research team? What are good examples of group communication? How did you define roles within your team? How did the constraints/disruptions of this activity affect your team and ability to accomplish your goal? What rewards/awards (other than tenure and promotion) could motivate researchers to participate in IDR? Research Teaming with Marshmallows Questions to Consider…

32 Thank You! Steven Varela; Janet Hill;


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