Team # 1124: STEMinators TEAM PAGE

Caroline Middle School
Milford, VA, United States

Online Contest:
Put Money in a Piggy Bank
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Jaime Harnden
Team Members: 3
Invitations: 14
Zac Frost - invitation sent
Elijah Kessler - invitation signed.
Sean Kessler - invitation sent
E.J. Middlebrook - invitation signed.
Max Laguerta - invitation sent
Rushella Epperson - invitation sent
Abby Thomas - invitation sent
Timothy Johnson - invitation signed.
Berend High - invitation opened.
Abby Thomas - invitation sent
Elijah Kessler - invitation sent
Sean Kessler - invitation sent
Max Laguerta - invitation sent
Hannah Mills - invitation opened.

What we're studying:
We are studying Newton's three laws of motion during our physical science class.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Your shoulders are distracting!"

Why we think we should win:
We think we should win this competition because our school doesn't have a good scholastic record. Also, we work countless hours during and after school to accomplish our goal of finishing this project.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
We suggest that next year this organization uses the idea of taking a picture with a camera as the challenge.

This machine travels through the solar system in support of bringing Pluto back! Pluto kicks off our machine and objects travel all the way to the sun where we deposit our "two cents"!

Our Step List

Step#1 A team member tilts the white cup which makes a marble fall out.
Step #2 The marble rolls down the track
Step#3 The marble hits a clear bouncy ball
Step#4 The bouncy ball hits a paper clip, which releases the paper clip
Step#5.When the paper clip releases, it makes the ruler hit a rod which releases a car
Step#6The car rolls down "Saturn's rings" and hits a marble
Step#7 The marble runs down a ramp to a vortex
Step #8The marble rolls down the vortex and through Earth
Step#9 It rolls down a yellow ramp and falls into a bucket with an alien on it
Step#10 This pulley makes the car in a box hits a dowel rod which hits a dime
Step#11The coin lands in the piggy bank !!!

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

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2