Zip Line Challenge

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Harness the awesome power of gravity. Scholars build a zip line to transport a ping-pong ball. The challenge is to get to the finish line in under four seconds. At that speed, individuals better be sure to strap on the harness!

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners create an obstacle course for the zip lines
  • Show pictures or video clips of zip lines for pupils to understand the concept
Classroom Considerations
  • See instructor guide for a complete list of required materials
  • Gives some troubleshooting tips
  • Provides definitions for relevant terminology
  • None