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STEM Challenge: Build Your Own Marble Machine

STEM Challenge: Build Your Own Marble Machine

Using the Engineering Design Process build your own "Marble Machine."  Work alone, grab a friend, or a group of friends and put your engineering skills to the test to see if you can build a machine—powered by nothing but gravity—that will automatically sort out two different sizes of plastic spheres. That might seem like a strange task, but have you ever used a coin sorter to separate pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters? How about using a sifter in the kitchen to separate fine grains of flour or sugar from bigger lumps? Machines that can automatically sort objects or particles of different sizes are used in many applications; for example, in the mining industry to separate valuable gems and minerals from rocks and dirt. Come and try this engineering project  to build your own marble machine and submit your score to see how you rank against other competitors in our very own Teen Center Challenge.  A Cash prize will be awarded to the teen or group of teens who follow the criteria presented from The 2016 Fluor Engineering Challenge.

 

Related LibGuide: STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) by Patty Langley

Date:
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time:
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Bailey Room
Library:
Milford Public Library
Audience:
  Teens  
Categories:
  STEM