Given: 10 toothpicks, 1 coffee filter, 1 12″ piece of string, 1 12″ piece of tape, 1 drinking straw, scissors.

With the materials provided, the team must construct something and explain it. The completed object must fit into a cough drop tin. Scissors are only used to solve the problem, and may not be used as part of the completed solution. The team has one minute to think and discuss, and four minutes to construct the object and place it in the box. There is to be no talking in the last four minutes.

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