So far this year, the 8th graders have been discussing various problem-solving methods, including both the scientific method and the engineering design cycle. Today, as part of a hands-on mini project bringing the design cycle to life, the students were challenged to create a pyramid out of the cups without touching the cups. They were given a series of items to use to assist in moving the cups. The other caveat was that every member of the team had to be involved in the moving of the cups. It took some figuring, but eventually, everyone got it!