Lesson Plan

Kicking Machine

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Don't kick the resource to the curb; you'll definitely regret it. Future engineers devise a kicking machine that launches a ping-pong ball toward a target. They can use a pendulum, a rubber band, or both, depending on whether they want to the ball to launch vertically or horizontally.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Designate an open area for learners to test out their machines
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity uses a variety of materials; see complete list in resource
  • Some knowledge of potential and kinetic energy is beneficial but not necessary
  • Provides pictures of examples
  • Gives thorough instructions for the activity
  • None