In this first activity, students were given a file folder, 3 or 4 sheets of paper and a length of tape. Their assignment was to build a "structure" to protect 3 grape tomatoes and a tile from the falling "hammer" pictured below. The red block that falls onto the structure is about 8 pounds (plus the added force of the falling from a vertical position.)
This team encased the tomatoes in a tube made from the file folder and padded it with the paper. Their tomatoes survived. Extra points were also given for the height of the structure after impact.
Korean Grilled Chicken from Skinnytaste. I have had this recipe on my radar for awhile. The recipe actually calls for chicken breasts, but have eaten so much chicken breast lately I need a change. Not to mention, thighs are so delicious on the grill