Type:

Other

Description:

In this design challenge activity, learners build a machine that kicks a Ping-Pong ball into a cup lying on its side 12 inches away. Learners use a pendulum, a rubber band, or a combination of the two to do this and test the accuracy of their machines by shooting a Ping-Pong ball into a cup. Educators can use this activity to demonstrate simple machines and kinetic/potential energy. This activity can be followed up with "Extreme Kicking Machine" which adds an even greater challenge into the mix.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

simple machine,NSDL,pendulum,Gravity,invention,design,Space Science,Problem Solving,Troubleshooting and Maintenance,Motion and Forces,Potential and Kinetic Energy,Upper Elementary,Energy and Power,gravity,machine,Work and Machines,kinetic energy,Informal Education,Invention and Innovation,Middle School,Elementary School,General science,Conducting Investigations,History/Policy/Law,Chemistry,Physics,potential energy,Technology,Energy,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926134459114T,Engineering,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Space science,The Design Process,Physical science,Education,Projectile Motion,Machines

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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