Activity

Build a Pinball Game

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Watch your classroom turn into an arcade. Pupils work in groups to build pinball machines from boxes and other found objects. Gamers must incorporate a variety of obstacles and launchers into the machine to see their designs in motion.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners play each other's games
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a lot of materials, including a shallow box for each group
  • Resource suggests providing materials in addition to those on the materials list to allow for increased creativity
Pros
  • Instructions include pictures of sample set ups
  • Teenagers will likely have fun with the activity
Cons
  • None