Today, Students were introduced to technology education class, or as I often refer to it: Engineering. We quickly went over fire drill procedures and lock down procedures. Students were then challenged to build a pyramid that is at least 4 cups tall using only string, rubber bands, and coffee stirrers. They were not able to touch the cups with any part of their body. Through this activity students realized the importance of cooperation and teamwork. They also learned the value of varying perspectives. They learned that we learn things from failure, since very few students if any completed this challenge successfully the first time, and that problem solving can be fun.