Inflate A Balloon and Pop It!
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
What we're studying:
We are using our knowledge of physics to build various structures, such as paper roller coasters and Rube Goldberg machines.Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Don't say hard or "I can't."Why we think we should win:
We think we should win because our theme is evident. We were willing to work on this project even during our Sping Break.Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Making a toaster work, turning a computer on, taking a picture, turn on music, sharpening a pencilFavorite Rube Goldberg video:
Welcome! Come travel through time with us!
Our Step List
Our Adventure to Get Back Our Time-Travel Machine
Step 1-Catapult ball to “solar panels”
Step 2- The ball from “solar panels” shakes the “tape mountain.”
Step 3-The tape mountain’s shaking will release the golf ball.
Step 4-The golf ball rolls down to the Styrofoam cup that holds the silver marble.
Step 5-The silver marble is released and rolls through the wooden channel to the next golf ball.
Step 6-The golf ball rolls down the racing strip to press the button.
Step 7-The button releases the luggage cart.
Step 8-The luggage cart then flips up to start the luggage to slide down the ramp.
Step 9-The golf ball hits the “turn style.”
Step 10-The “turn style” turns and knocks down the Lego tower.
Step 11-The Lego tower knocks down the dominoes.
Step 12-The dominoes fall down.
Step 13-The dominoes hit the button to launch the plane.
Step 14-The plane is launched into the air.
Step 15-The plane hits the balloon and pops it.
Our Close-ups: Photos
Our Close-ups: Favorite Step
Our Close-ups: Task Completion
Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough
Our Machine Run Videos