On Your Mark, Get Set, Roll
Grade Levels: 4-12 | Duration: 120 min (Two 60 minute sessions)
Students will explore how to create triggers by building a device that releases a ball when activated. Their design will need to include a trigger that can be activated from three or more feet away from the device.
Grade Levels: 4-12
Duration: 120 min
Concepts/Skills: Energy transfer, stored energy, gravitational
potential energy, elastic potential energy, engineering, release mechanisms
Objectives: Students will:
- Consider how they can use potential energy to
build their triggers.
- Design a ball-release device that is activated by a
- Iterate on their design by building a different
method for activating the device.