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Propping Up Pisa

Find out why the famous leaning tower nearly fell over and experiment with a solution for rebuilding it stable and straight.

Propping Up Pisa

Content type: Home activity

Last updated: 29 April 2022

Author/s: ICE

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is famous around the world for its signature ‘wonky’ construction. It was built between the 12th and the 14th Centuries in Italy and started to lean about half way through the construction due to the soft ground underneath. The tower is 55m tall and weighs an impressive 14,500 tonnes.

Your challenge is to build your very own ‘Not-so-leaning Tower of Pisa’ using household items!