Team # 438: PhysicsPhorPhun TEAM PAGE

Columbia Christian School
Magnolia, Arkansas, United States

Host: Cedar Hill High School
Friday, February 17, 2017
Setup Time: 12:00 PM
Contest Start Time: 5:00 PM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Barbara Pearson
Team Members: 6
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Momentum and collisions along with kinematics used for machine construction.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
You're young; you'll get over it.

Why we think we should win:
We have only used lab hours to work on this machine so we have had to be really organized and time efficient. Besides that we have put our whole hearts into this project.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

A day at the Albemarle chemical plant from arrival to ceremonial flag raising. Racing around the plant completing tasks with safety always in mind. Albemarle is very proud of its large number of days without accident. Unfortunately rats keep getting caught in the machinery and the intervention of PETA requires the company to now humanely treat any injured rats.

Our Step List

1. Metal ball rolls down ramp
2. Ball hits hinge
3. Hinge falls
4. Hinge pushes the car
5. Car rolls into golf ball
6. Golf ball hit dominoes
7. Domino effect
8. Last domino hits a marble
9. Marble rolls down the pipe
10. Marble hits hinge
11. Hinge falls
12. Flyswatter triggers the mousetrap
13. Mousetrap pulls string
14. String raises a flag
15. Flag hits hinge
16. Hinge swings around
17. Hinge hits a ball
18. Ball rolls down a series of ramps
19. Ball goes into funnel
20. Ball goes through funnel into the pipe
21. Ball lands on the ramp
22. Ball rolls down ramp
23. Ball goes into bucket
24. The bucket lowers
25. Bucket raises a metal platform
26. Platform hits the golf ball
27. Golf ball rolls down ramp
28. Golf ball triggers the mousetrap
29. Mousetrap pulls a string
30. String pulls a cardboard piece
31. Ball rolls down the track
32. Ball rolls into the pipe
33. Ball drops into a shotgun shell
34. Shotgun shell lowers
35. Other shotgun shell raises
36. Drops a ball into funnel
37. Funnel lowers
38. Baseball rolls down ramp
39. Baseball hits scissors
40. The scissors close
41. String is cut
42. Slingshot is released
43. Slingshot launches rat
44. Rat hits bucket
45. The band aid sticks

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos