New Martinsville School
New Martinsville, WV, USA

Online Contest:
Erase A Chalkboard
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mrs.Fonner
Team Members: 5
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are studying time measurement (sundials, calendars).

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
That's the first mistake I ever made!

Why we think we should win:
We put a lot of time and effort in it. We're awesome.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
How to Pop a Balloon

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Welcome! We hope you like our project!

Our Step List

New Martinsville STEM Gold Team
“How to Erase a Chalkboard”
Theme: Blocks!
“Block Man to the Rescue”
Blocktopia is in trouble! Graffiti has been written on the town chalkboard! It must get erased. Block Man – help us!!!!! Blockie, Block man’s foam helper risks being propelled by a rubber band to push the block train. The rubber band (A), hits the foam block, which (B) rolls and hits the block train and it rolls down the library shelf. (C) The train smashes into the ping pong paddle which (D) pushes the tennis ball across the block bridge. (E) The ball hits the dominos on the other side of the block bridge. (F) The dominos tumble and push a large marble down a tube and (G) the marble hits another marble. (H) This topples the little and big dominos. The cardboard roll (I) is hit and the ball rolls down the chalk tray that is supported by Periodic Table blocks and smashes into the block man. (J) Block Man falls over and erases the chalkboard. Don’t you fear – Block Man is here!

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