Kinetic Khaos TEAM PAGE

John Sevier Middle School
Kingsport, TN, USA

Online Contest:
Zip A Zipper
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: R.Smith and J.Doty
Team Members: 20
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are studying energy transfers, forms of energy, ocean currents, electricity, weather, ecology, components of the universe, moon phases, and biomes.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"You're using too much string and duct tape!"

Why we think we should win:
We want to win because we have had so much fun working on this project! We think our machine is unique, especially with the "swinging mallet of tacks" and all the string we used!! Also, one of our team members created the logo for our team and we had t-shirts made for everyone.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
-feed a fish
-turn on a faucet
-draw a smiley face
-get a tissue out of a box
-pop popcorn

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Hello! Welcome to Kinetic Khaos! We are a team of 6th graders who have had fun building this Rube Goldberg machine and believe us when we say it was Kinetic Khaos!!! Hope you enjoy watching it!!! Check out our machine on Facebook and vote for us!!!!

Our Step List

1.) A teammate drops a rubber ball down a tube
2.) The ball hits a small bowling ball
3.) The bowling ball rolls down a ramp and hits a VCR tape
4.) The VCR tapes fall and hit a bat
5.) The bat falls and pulls out a domino
6.) The domino allows a soccer ball roll down a ramp
7.) The soccer ball hits some more VCR tapes
8.) The VCR tapes knock down a yo-yo propped up by a piece of wood
9.) The yo-yo pendulum hits a softball
10.) The softball knocks into some golf balls
11.) The golf balls roll down a tube and hit a back board
12.) The golf balls change direction and go down another tube
13.) The golf balls trip a piece of string tied to a domino
14.) A baseball rolls down a ramp releasing two golf tees
15.) Golf tees release basketball which rolls down a ramp
16.) Basketball hits tennis racquet attached to a fishing line
17.) Fishing line releases croquet mallet with thumb tacks attached
18.) Thumb tacks pop referee balloon head dropping hat to floor
19.) String attached to hat pulls paperclip
20.) Paperclip releases rubber ball
21.) Rubber ball rolls into a tennis ball attached to yarn
22.) Tennis ball pulls down basket with kick ball
23.) Kick ball rolls down ramp hitting boche ball #1 attached to a piece of yarn
24.) Piece of yarn pulls out a cardboard square
25.) Boche ball #2 tied to zipper drops from ladder and zips the zipper

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