Tower Building

Build a tower or towers to hang bunting in your window for VE Day 75

Download our Science Oxford Challenge Tower building instruction sheet to get you started, and check out our Recommended Resources to make your BBC Great British Bunting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, the end of the second world war.

This is a great opportunity to be as creative as you like! Your tower can be made from any materials and built in whatever way you prefer. We’ve put together some tips and things to think about below to help you complete your building project successfully. If your tower is small enough to display it in your window, don’t forget to download the  Science Oxford Challenge Poster  to show off your creation, or make your own!

Skills: resilience, spatial awareness, gross and fine motor skills, designing to a specification, testing, evaluation, improving a design, creativity, patience, links to real world science, verbal and social skills, engineering skills, teamwork.

Age group: KS1, KS2, all ages welcome to join in!

What you will need: materials to build your tower, a toilet roll for testing and bunting

Challenges: Build a tower or towers to hang bunting, and/or build the tallest tower which can support the weight of a toilet roll

Share your challenge with us…

Show us what you came up with on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and tag: @scienceoxford #scienceoxfordchallenge #scienceathome or email [email protected].
You can also tag @bbcoxford #VEDay75 #GreatBritishBunting.

If you enjoyed this challenge you might like our Saturday Science Club when we reopen.