Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Madelyn Palm - invitation signed.
Gavin Grinnell - invitation signed.
Wyatt Zwiefel - invitation signed.
Cassie Hamilton - invitation signed.
Jordan Fajardo - invitation signed.
Kayla Hennessey - invitation signed.
What we're studying:
Math, English , Social Studies, Science, Spanish, French Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
" I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that don't work"- Thomas EdisonWhy we think we should win:
We worked really hard and were persistent about completing this project. We worked well as a team and believe we deserve it and worked harder than others.Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Popping a balloonFavorite Rube Goldberg video:
Our story starts with a kid opening the book of Rube-ilocks and the Three Sharks. The story starts out with the sharks leaving their house. Then, Rube-ilocks travels through the woods and stumbles upon the shark's house. She enters the house and slowly it becomes more and more trashed. Things get spilled and broken. This was represented on our machine using a baking soda and vinegar chemical reaction. Next, Rube-ilocks stumbles upon the three beds. After a while, she falls asleep. Later, she wakes up to hear the sharks coming home. She feels bad and buys them cereal.
Our Step List
1. Child turns gear
2. Gear opens book
3. Book lifts lever
4. Lever releases ball
5. Ball hits paddle
6. Paddle hits bucket
7. Bucket dumps marbles
8. Marbles lower cup
9. Cup raises another container
10. Container hits dominos
11. Dominos trigger mousetrap
12. Mousetrap hits ball
13. Ball lands on the lever
14. Lever tips bottle of vinegar
15. Vinegar makes baking soda fizz
16. Chemical reaction releases block
17. Chain of blocks hits the small ball
18. Small ball hits the big ball
19. Big ball falls onto a spoon
20. Spoon tips over the cereal box
21. Cereal pours into the bowl
Our Close-ups: Photos
A maximum of 3 close-ups (scanned diagrams, photos). Images must be JPG or PNG, and less than 5 MB.
Our Close-ups: Task Completion
Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough
Our Machine Run Videos