Team # 352: WOKIs TEAM PAGE

The Alternative School for Math and Science
Corning, NY, United States

Online Contest:
Open An Umbrella
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Jenna Chervenic
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are studying diffrent energy exchanges

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Where's my phone?"

Why we think we should win:
We think we should we should win because we worked really hard and put a lot of effort in. Most importantly we had fun and it whould be a cherry on top if we could win.

Our machine theme is Space Exploration. The way we tied the Theme into is when we first start we have a rocket going which represents NASA taking rockets into space to discover new things. Then we are releasing a ball and to us that stands for people discovering/ exploring gas giants. In the middle of all that there is a big red ball which to us is Jupiter. After some more steps we have a scroll unraveling with our team name on it. For us we are basically sending a message to you about who we are. But for the galaxy and or space it means robots are sending messages to home. After a lot more steps ( a lot more steps) we get to marbles running down a track that represents the gravitational waves in space that were recently discovered. The second to last step is a blue golf ball that eventually ends up opening the umbrella representing pluto. The opening of the umbrella is the many discoveries yet to come. That is our Rube Goldberg Machine.

Our Step List

1. Human - Rocket
2. Rocket - Lever
3. Lever - Domino
4. Domino - Stick
5. Stick - Ball
6. Ball - Popsicle Stick
7. Ball - Sensor
8. Sensor - Robot
9. Robot - Scroll
10. Scroll - Domino
11. Scroll - Domino
12. Scroll - Domino
13. Domino - Tube
14. Domino - Ball
15. Domino - wheel
16. Rocket - Stick
17. Stick - Car
18. Car - Domino
19. Domino - Mousetrap
20. Mousetrap - String
21. String - Marbles
22. Marbles - Pan
23. Pan - Cup
24. Cup - Yarn Ball
25. Yarn Ball - Weight
26. Weight - Robot
27. Robot - Ball
28. Ball - Umbrella

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