Team # 653: Under The Sea TEAM PAGE

St. Agnes Academy
Houston, Texas, United States

Online Contest:
Apply A BAND-AID®
Online Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Lisa Stinson
Team Members: 5
Invitations: 0



What we're studying:
Honors Physics

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein

Why we think we should win:
We think we should win because we are an innovative and hardworking team. We creatively implemented our understanding of physics into a project that we genuinely enjoyed working on!

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Applying a stamp to an envelope.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Welcome! Join us to hear about Ariel’s adventure in the deep blue sea! Ariel finds herself dodging a pool of jumping dolphins but makes it out without a scratch! But oh no! She finds herself in the center of a school of bluefish! She bumps and nudges to find her way out knocking many of them on their gills…what a rush! Just when Ariel thinks she caught a break she gets swallowed up in a single gulp by a humpback whale, but just as quickly she is spit back out. Ariel then finds herself in a bed of oysters. She slowly approaches the oyster, but the oyster leaps in fear send its pearl shooting into the ocean blue. The pearl startles a shrimp hiding from its prey! Oh no its cover is blown! As the shrimp moves to escape its prey the squid speeds after it! On the squid’s quest for the shrimp its tentacle barely misses Ariel and sends Ariel swimming blindly away out of fear. Ariel unfortunately finds herself caught in the path of yet another ocean creature…an octopus! Ariel swims and swerves her way out of the legs of the octopus. She finds herself following a group of sea turtles but they suddenly stop all running into one another! Ariel swims right to avoid the collision but soon realizes she has fallen right into what the turtles were avoiding… a swarm of jellyfish! Ariel swims up and up avoiding the jellyfish tentacles as best as she can. Ariel nearly runs right into a boat but its propellers send her soaring down its engine tube and back out into the ocean. Ariel find herself dodging a pod of dolphins yet again! But hey, at least she has experience this time! As Ariel swerves dodging the last dolphin in the pod, she runs into yet another school of fish. She manages to swim her way out without knocking as many of them on their gills as she did previously. Ariel swims down and down into the ocean when she sees Ursula! She tries to avoid her, but Ursula scratches Ariel’s tail with her long tentacles! Ariel stumbles towards the bottom of the sea, only to find her friend Flounder willing to help Ariel with her injured tail. Flounder applies a band aid to Ariel and her tail heals! What a sweet surprise at the end up such and epic ocean journey!

Our Step List

1. Push ball down incline. The ball’s potential energy transforms into kinetic energy
2. Ball travels down second incline. Potential energy to kinetic energy
3. Ball travels down third incline. The ball’s potential energy transforms into kinetic energy
4. Ball hits domino. Transfer of kinetic energy from ball to domino.
5. Domino hits car. Transfer of kinetic energy from the domino to the car.
6. Car hits ball. Transfer of kinetic energy from car to ball.
7. Ball falls from ledge to first ramp. Transfer of gravitational energy from the cup to the ramp.
8. Marble falls down another ramp. Transfer of gravitational energy to kinetic energy.
9. Marble falls down another ramp. Transfer of gravitational energy to kinetic energy.
10. Marble falls down another ramp. Transfer of gravitational energy to kinetic energy.
11. Marble falls down another ramp. Transfer of gravitational energy to kinetic energy.
12. Marble falls down another ramp. Transfer of gravitational energy to kinetic energy.
13. Marble falls down another ramp. Transfer of gravitational energy to kinetic energy.
14. Marble falls down another ramp. Transfer of gravitational energy to kinetic energy.
15. Marble falls down another ramp. Transfer of gravitational energy to kinetic energy.
16. Marble falls into water bottle funnel, transfer of gravitational from the ledge to the funnel.
17. Marble falls from funnel into a tube. Transfer of gravitational energy to kinetic energy.
18. Marble hits car. Transfer of kinetic energy from marble to car.
19. Car hits another car that holds a marble. Transfer of kinetic energy from one car to another car.
20. Ball falls from car into tube. Kinetic energy to gravitational energy
21. Ball travels down ramp. Potential energy to kinetic energy
22. Ball hits golf ball. Transfer of kinetic energy from ball to golf ball.
23. Golf ball falls into cup, causing tension on the pulley system. Transfer of kinetic energy from the golf ball to the pulley system.
24. Pulley system hits marble into tube. Transfer of kinetic energy from the pulley system to the marble
25. Marble travels down tube. Transfer of gravitational to kinetic energy.
26. Marble travels down second tube. Transfer of potential to kinetic energy.
27. Marble travels down third tube. Transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy.
28. Marble travels down fourth tube. Transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy.
29. Marble hits car. Transfer of kinetic energy from marble to car.
30. Car hits car holding a golf ball. Transfer of kinetic energy from one car to another car.
31. Car hits golf ball. Transfer of kinetic energy from car to golf ball.
32. Golf ball falls into cup, causing tension on pulley system. Transfer of kinetic energy from the golf ball to the pulley system.
33. Pulley system hits marble. Transfer of kinetic energy from pulley system to marble.
34. Marble travels through tube. Transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy from marble to tube.
35. Marble jumps from tube to cup. Transfer of kinetic energy to gravitational energy.
36.Marble travels down first incline. Transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy.
37. Marble travels down second incline. Transfer of potential to kinetic energy.
38. Marble travels down third incline. Transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy.
39. Marble travels down fourth incline. Transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy.
40. Marble travels down fifth incline. Transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy.
41. Marble hits domino. Transfer of kinetic energy from marble to domino.
42. Domino hits Golf Ball. Transfer of kinetic energy from marble to golf ball
43. Golf Ball hits marble. Transfer of kinetic energy from Golf ball to marble.
44. Marble travels down incline. Transfer of kinetic energy to gravitational energy.
45. Marble travels down first incline. Transfer of potential to kinetic energy.
46. Marble travels down second incline. Transfer of potential to kinetic energy.
47. Marble hits spoon holding a band aid. Transfer of kinetic energy from marble to spoon.
48. Spoon with the band aid applies the band aid to a mermaid sticker. Transfer of kinetic energy to potential energy.

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