# What is the tallest index card tower?

## What is the tallest index card tower?

The tallest free-standing house of cards measured 7.86 m (25 feet 9 7/16 inches) and was built by Bryan Berg (USA) on 16 October 2007 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

### Can you step through an index card?

When you look at an index card it seems pretty obvious that you can’t cut a simple circle in the middle and step through it, but with some clever cutting you can keep the paper connected but make it stretch out enough to step through. The surface area of the card stays the same, it just gets redistributed.

#### How do you make cool out of index cards?

Index cards invite artistic experimentation

1. Write a top-ten list.
2. Use washi tape to tip-in to your art journal or junk journal.
3. Make art with a circle theme.
4. Paint a rainbow.
5. Make an accordion book.
6. Draw mandalas.
7. Doodle patterns inspired by curtains or wallpaper.
8. Practice paint mixing.

How can index cards hold a cement block or more?

Index cards are generally thicker than regular paper, allowing them to create a structure that will stand up against wind or pressure from any side. The structure will have four walls, each with two additional pieces extending out of the walls for stabilization.

The ICAD challenge is about doing a tiny creative project each day for 61 days. You do NOT need to consider yourself an artist to participate. ðŸŒˆ We do this together as a community and cheer each other on. Don’t worry about composing or preserving or archiving or framing or making perfect things.

## What is the perimeter of an index card?

Math: The area of the index card is 3Ã—5=15â€³. The perimeter of the index card is 3+3+5+5=16â€³.

### How did kids build their index card towers?

Then they took time to plan out their designs. What I absolutely loved about this challenge is that every single index card tower was completely different! Working in groups of two, the kids built everything from short and wide towers, to very elaborate towers with multiple columns and walls.

#### How big is an index card STEM Tower?

One by one the students tried it out and it held up to all of them â€“ to at least 80 pounds! If you would like to use printables like the ones shown above (vocabulary cards, recording pages, etc.) you can find them in my Teachers pay Teachers shop here.

How did the first graders build their towers?

Those younger engineers approach the task much differently. I gave them a little bit more tape and you can see that they made triangle shapes by taping two cards together and they held their rolled columns together with tape. The first graders loved building, but their towers tended to spread sideways along the tables rather than getting very tall.

How many boxes of index cards per grade level?

Even buying them at the dollar store meant 7 boxes per class and with 5 classes per grade level that was too much. The only way it would work might be if students were told they could not bend the cards or roll them. Take a look at the photos below and you will see index cards in several configurations and that is part of the task.