Team # 261: The Warming Freeze TEAM PAGE

Lafayette County C-1 Middle School
Higginsville, Missouri, United States

Online Contest:
Open An Umbrella
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Christa Bell
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are studying oxymorons, hence our team name, The Warming Freeze.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
" Everyone deserves to learn everyday."

Why we think we should win:
We think we should win because each team member put in a lot of effort and time. We came to school on days that we didn't have to to work on the machine and we think we were very creative in engineering our machine. We had a lot of fun, but nurtured a hate of dominoes!

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Our suggestion for next year's challenge is popping popcorn.

Our machine was based around the seasons, beginning in summer, fall, winter, and ending in spring.

Our Step List

1. A team member pushes boat
2. Boat hits beach ball
3. Beach ball rolls
4. Beach ball hits earthquake book
5. Earthquake book hits ruler
6. Ruler is knocked over
7. Umbrellas are pulled towards ruler
8. String pulls on building
9. Building is pulled down
10. Building hits Ferris wheel
11. Ferris wheel rolls
12. Ferris wheel hits ping pong ball
13. Ping pong ball rolls
14. Ping pong ball hits domino
15. Dominoes fall
16. The last domino hits roller coaster truck
17. Roller coaster truck rolls down slope
18.String attached to roller coaster truck pulls weight away
19. Marble rolls down hills
20. Marble hits pin
21. Pin falls
22. Balloons are released

23. Balloon string releases tape roll
24. Tape roll rolls down clipboard
25. Tape roll hits book
26. Books fall over
27. A book from step 26 hits dominoes
28. Dominoes hit a marble inside school bus
29. Marble rolls down track inside school bus
30. School bus tips over backward
31. Marble from school bus hits dominoes
32. Dominoes fall over
33. The final domino pulls paper away from the tennis ball track
34. Tennis ball rolls down track
35. Tennis ball hits book
36. Books fall over
37. Final book hits red track

38. Red track is levered upward
39. Popsicle stick on end of track is knocked out of the way
40. Popsicle stick releases marble
41. Marble hits dominoes
42. Dominoes hits marble
43. Marble rolls down track
44. Marble hits domino at end of track
45. Domino hits other domino
46. 2nd Domino falls
47. Domino from previous step hit marble
48. Marble rolls down track
49. Marble hits another domino
50. Domino falls over
51. Domino hits other domino
52. The final dominoes hit a book
53. The book falls
54. Book hits other book
55. Final book hits rain boot

56. Rain boot is released from chair
57. Rain boot shoots upward toward pulley
58. Other rain boot falls
59. 2nd Rain boot hits screwdriver
60. Screwdriver hits button on umbrella
61. Umbrella opens

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2