THE SCIENCE BEHIND JENGA

THE SCIENCE BEHIND JENGA IS

  • Gravity: wooden blocks and gravity, structural engineering

  • Tension: when a block is pulled

  • Compression: when two blocks press on each other

  • Load bearing blocks vs. loose blocks

  • Stable foundation: where should you play the game

  • Improves focus and memory

  • Improves hand-eye coordination

  • Promotes teamwork

  • Builds good sportsmanship

  • Practices problem-solving skills

  • Games are a great way to control the competitiveness between peers

  • Discussion of cause and effect

  • Playing games in the classroom increases class cooperation

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