Simple Machines Mini Golf Course

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Name of Activity

Simple Machines Mini Golf Course

Author

Daniel Meer (Elissa Milto)

Keywords

mini golf, create, obstacle, 1 moving part, practical design, imagination, requirements, Simple Machines, 2 Hours Total

Subject

Simple Machines, Non-LEGO

Grade Level

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9+

Time

2 Hours Total

Brief Description

Have students create a mini golf course, giving each pair the task of creating a single obstacle

and hole) for the course. Must have 1 moving part.

Lesson Objectives:

- Experience in practical design.

- Implementing imagination to fulfill requirements while making an interesting requirement.

Materials Needed:

- Simple Machine Kits.

- Marbles (lots of marbles).

Necessary Background

Go to Candystand.com and choose the “minigolf” game for ideas of obstacle courses and such.

It helps to show this to the students if they are old enough to turn them into practical realities

as opposed to trying to recreate life savers floating down a river.

Procedure

-present project -Give groups paper to plan -Let them build -put all together, test

Extensions:

- Must have 2 moving parts.

- All sections must connect together.

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