The Monopoly TEAM PAGE

Brownell Middle School
Grosse Pointe, MI, USA

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Online Contest:
Hammer A Nail
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mrs. D
Team Members: 3
Invitations: 0



    What we're studying:
    Energy transfers, types of energy

    Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
    Kapish, Kaposh

    Why we think we should win:
    Ours should win because it is creative and we worked hard for many nights to make it the best we possibly could.

    Suggestion for next year's challenge:
    Hit two birds with one stone.

    (metaphorically)

    Our Step List

    1. With a hammer, a cue ball is sent rolling down a track of pool sticks.

    2. The cue ball knocks a dowel down and releases another pool ball above.

    3. This pool ball rolls into another dowel and the dowel releases a third pool ball.

    4. This final pool ball of the sequence rolls into a bucket with a string attached. The falling bucket yanks on the string which transfers through a pulley pulling off a binder clip from a tethered tennis ball.

    5. The released tether/tennis ball begins to unwind.

    6. The tether ball then hits another tennis ball in its widening path. This starts the ball rolling down a pair of pool sticks.

    7. The ball proceeds to knock into the first of a series of dominoes.

    8. The dominoes then push a train to start it down a track.

    9. The train strikes a pool ball causing it to roll down the books.

    10. That ball then falls on the hospital landing pad triggering a lever that releases a choo choo train.

    11.The choo choo knocks over a Jenga block causing a chain reaction of falling blocks uphill.

    12. The last block then pushes an ambulance to start down a short track.

    13. That ambulance runs into a roll of tape at the bottom of the track causing it to roll.

    14. The tape then rolls down a ping pong table, knocking away a tennis ball can which supports a croquet ball of a Newton's cradle.

    15. The momentum transfers to the last Newton ball which then hammers the nail into the "100% oak" wood.

    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