Educating and Nurturing Since 1953

Admission of students without regard to race, religion, or color

518 283 0333


42 Dana Ave

Wynantskill, NY 12198

7:30am - 5:30pm

Monday - Friday

St Jude School

123 456 789


Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

2019 Gumdrop Tower Challenge

It’s that time of year. It’s time for the Gumdrop Tower Challenge in Mr. C’s STREAM class! This year we had the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades all participate in the challenge. The challenge is to build the tallest freestanding structure with just gumdrops and toothpicks. Then, to measure it, you must take your hands off and count 5 seconds before the measurement can be taken – so it has to stand all by itself!

This year the tallest tower was a collaborative tower by 4th graders on TEAM GUMDROP TOWER and it was 24 inches high. The tallest tower in the 2nd/3rd grade was by Team Gumdrops at 12 inches. The tallest tower in the 4th grade class was by Team Gumdrop Tower at 19 inches. The tallest tower in 5th Grade was the Team Lining Tower of Pisa at 20 inches!

The rest of the results are below, followed by some pictures of the students building and measuring their towers.

Team name – Total height

2nd/3rd Grade

Collaborative Tower – 13.5 inches

Gumdrops –  12 inches
Team Paris – 11 inches
Team Ice Cream – 10.5 inches
Team France – 9 inches
Eiffel Tower – 9 inches
Lightening Bolt – 6 inches

4th Grade

Collaborative Tower – 24 inches

Gumdrop Tower – 19 inches
Gummy Drops – 17 inches
Gumdrop Architects – 16.5 inches
Gumdrop Trouble – 16 inches

5th Grade

Leaning Tower of Pisa – 20 inches
Candy Crushers – 19 inches
Gumdrop Girls – 18 inches
G & R inc. – 15 inches
Gumdroppers – 7 inches
The Dots – 6 inches
Gumdrop Gods – 4 inches

Comments are closed.